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Christian Wife and Four Children Beaten and Thrown Out by Hindu Husband

Christian Wife and Four Children Beaten and Thrown Out by Hindu Husband

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ByFaith Magbanua December 12, 2017
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Earlier this week, a furious Hindu man has been reported to have beaten not just his wife but also his four children because they refused to abandon their Christian faith.

After the violent frenzy, the wife, together with her children, has been thrown out by the husband into the street.

According to reports, the attack did not just end there as the husband, Ramesh Kumar, began encouraging, and calling on fellow residents of the Indian village where he lives to join him with his persecution.

The extraordinary display of violence and racism towards Christians, Kumar, who allegedly stopped providing for his family early this year, has now placed an advertisement in a local newspaper encouraging residents of the village, in the northern state of Haryana, to shun his relatives, as well as convincing his 23-year-old son Neeraj's employer to fire him, cutting off the family's only source of income.

His family claimed that he told them: "If you did not stop going to church, I will drive you out from the house and file a case against you all since you have changed your religion." To add to that, Kumar has allegedly tried to get the police involved.

He claims that his family had tried to force him to convert to Christianity himself, appealing that when he refused to do so, they tied him down and dragged him to church.

As a result, the family members, who are refusing to renounce their faith despite pressure from their community, have been quizzed by officers on three separate occasions.

"They have been targeted by a father who is caught up in the religious zeal that has become more commonplace in India since the Modi regime came into power."

The family is now receiving help from the local Christian community and representatives of the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA).

A man identified simply as Pastor Ramesh has helped them find a home to rent, said British Asian Christian Association Officer Pastor Naresh Paul.

He explained: "When I heard their story their great pain was apparent. They have been abandoned by the community because of their faith and no one [except Pastor Ramesh] is coming forward to help them."

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who led his BJP party to victory in the general election of 2014, is a figure of controversy in Indian politics as a result of his Hindu nationalist beliefs, as well as for his handling of the 2002 Gujarat riots, in which at least 1,000 people, including 790 Muslims, were killed.

 

 

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