Hindu Mob Attacks Christmas Celebration

The Indian Catholic News Service is reporting that a mob of Hindu fundamentalists attacked a Christmas celebration on Christmas Eve in Bamunigam, India.

An onlooker Praful Nayak on looker told ICNS, “Today around 10.00 am
mob (Hindus) around 500 came and attacked the Christians and destroyed crib, pandal and light and sound. It may cost 2 lakhs. They have also made gun injuries and attacked with sword, lathi and other instruments.”

The parish had obtained the permission from District authority Police Superintendent of Kandhamal and had prepared crib, pandal and illuminated the small town with various kinds of lights. The Authority had promised to send the police force but police but
police force were not present. But the parish was told that many Hindu people are going to the spot, and police presence may cause more damage.

Sr Prasan Sualsingh Superior Prabhatitara Convent Bamunigam said, “The Christian community (Catholic, Baptist, Pentecost etc.) of Bamunigam area decided to
celebrate Christmas in grand way. They had obtained the permission from District authority Police Superintendent of Kandhamal and had prepared crib, pandal and illuminated the small town with various kinds of lights.”

Fr Prodosh Nayak, said “Two people have received gun injuries and many were sustain physical injuries, still people are being brought to the hospital by local vans.”

“The Christians are scared that they (mob) may do more damage. They remain under threat and fear,” Fr Nayak said.

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3 Responses to “Hindu Mob Attacks Christmas Celebration”

  1. Fr.Kulakanta Dandasena Says:

    The so called spiritual leader of the VHPand Bajrang Mr.Laxmanananda is behind all church attack. He has mastered minded the attack and struggling to attack since last 30 years and he goes places to place to incite poor people with little intoxication to forget the crime.The attack on Christians and houses in the year 1989 at Katttina in the Kandhamal district of Orissa and the Rikia church attack in the year 2005. He remains scot free.The church in Orissa demands that He all all culrits must be arrested immediately. thanks

  2. Fr.Kulakanta Dandasena Says:

    I condemn the Hindu Mob attack on the churches and institutions.Christians could not exercise their faith and freedom of religion is denied inpite of requested permission. It is mater of grave concern.

  3. Thank you for adding your comments. It appears that you are on the front lines there. Keep fighting the Good Fight. We are praying for you and the rest of our brothers and sisters in the Lord.

    Mike

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