Newsflash: Christians attending Sunday mass attacked in Kolhapur

Written by Sabrangindia | Published on: December 24, 2018

During the Sunday worship service of New Life Fellowship Church at Kolhapur, around two dozen masked extremists entered the church and attacked the congregation with sharp weapons, liquor bottles and stones.

 

Attack on Christians

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Kolhapur: Christians were reportedly attacked at New Life Church in Kowad, Kolhapur on Sunday, Dec 23. According the Nehemiah Christie, a human rights defender from Maharasthra, eight Christians were injured in the attack by Hindutva extremists and vehicles were also attacked.


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As more credible information is awaited, an unverified twitter account stated that during the Sunday worship service of New Life Fellowship Church at Kolhapur, around two dozen masked extremists entered the church and attacked the congregation with sharp weapons, liquor bottles and stones.
 
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A Marathi report in Lokmat newspaper said that some 10-15 unidentified people attacked a congregation of 40 people that had gathered for Sunday prayers at one Bhimsen Ganpati Chavan’s house. It said that some 12 people were injured by the attackers who fled the scene after a crowd gathered. The witnesses claimed that they were shouting slogans “Jai Bhavani…Jai Shivaji.”