India: Church Converted to Hindu Temple

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

NEW DELHI (Worthy News)-- Late last month, a church in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was turned into a temple after members of the congregation were forcefully converted to Hinduism, according to Barnabas Aid.

The former church in Asroi village -- about 100 miles south-east of New Delhi -- had served as a place of worship for Dalit Christians who occupy the lowest level of India's caste.

During a Hindu purification ritual of the church, its cross was torn down and replaced by an image of Shiva. The Hindu nationalists responsible for this released a YouTube video and a press release announcing that 72 Christians had become Hindus.

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party assumed control of India in May there has been a rise in Hindu nationalism at the expense of non-Hindu minorities. Since Modi's BJP has been in power, there have been more than 600 attacks on Muslims and Christians.

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  1. India is not yet developed country and §ssssoooooo many are superstitious in stead of believing in true GOD ELOHIM.Surely GOD ELOHIM will do justice for those innocent people.

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