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India: pastors beaten

After a pastor fell into a coma following harassment by hard-line Hindus in southern India, a gang of Hindu extremists in the same state beat another pastor after he prayed for healing at the home of an elderly church member, in January.

Morning Star News

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Rev Rao in hospital | photo: Morning Star News

Police altered the statement of the Revd Gandham Padma Rao, 49, so that the ten young men who assaulted him were described only as drunken youths, not members of a Hindu nationalist group, as the pastor had stated.