Pastor Attacked in Delhi

Friday, August 27, 2010

by Marshall Ramsey II, Worthy News Correspondent

New Delhi, India (Worthy News)-- A pastor and his church in India were attacked by a mob Sunday, Worthy News has learned.

Pastor Isaac Jaal was returning home August 22, 2010 after prayer services at his church when he was attacked by members of a Hindutva outfit, All India Christian Council (AICC) reported.

A crowd of about 150 men lead by Biju, son of Chanram, a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA (BJP MLA) member, lead the attack and assaulted Pastor Jaal with assorted weapons, including sticks and trishuls (triangle spears). The attack left him with severe internal injuries. An AICC fact-finding team was sent to the spot to take stock of the situation.


The attack was motivated by Pastor Jaal's activities in preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. They threatened to kill him if he continued to conduct prayer services in the church. Surprisingly, when local police arrived on the scene of the attack and noted Pastor Jaal's injuries, they did not take him to the hospital for medical treatment.

Rev Abraham Sahu, Delhi NCR Chapter President of All India Christian Council reported the attack to local authorities and requested that they provide protection for Pastor Jaal and the members of his church. It was later found out that only a written complaint had been filed and no First Information Report (FIR) was registered nor any action taken against the attackers.

AICC has condemned the attack and sought severe action against the mob.