A PASTOR in India has revealed he was attacked by Hindu extremists who threatened to kill him if he continued to preach Christianity in the village.
The pastor, named only as Sujit, has opened up about the Hindu radicals vandalising the church he built for his congregation and leaving him injured after attacking him.
Sujit confronted the group, including members of extremist group RSS, but was attack and bashed his head with a brick.
Sujit told anti-persecution charity Open Doors: “They showered continuous kicks and blows on me, threatening that they would kill me if I continued preaching Christianity in the village.
“I suffered severe head and spinal injuries. I was bleeding and was rushed to the hospital by my church members.
Sujit said: “After this, the RSS groups from other villages made many visits to our village, conducted meetings with the villagers and instigated the Hindus against us. There were constant attacks on the construction sites.”
Since the attack Sujit has attended Persecution Survival Training run by Open Doors partners which helps pastors to deal with persecution.
The number of attacks against pastors in India has increased and many have accepted that they will be attacked during their career as a minister.
Open Doors believes that 24,000 Christians were physically attacked last year due to their faith.
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