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Bajrang Dal attacks Christian bhawan in Bihar town

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Jan 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Pat, January 11: A group of Bajrang Dal activists on Sunday attacked and vandalized the Christian bhawan (building) at a Bihar town, police said. The incident created panic among the small Christian community — who demanded police protection for their security — in Jehabad town of the same district, 52km from Pat. “Some Bajrang Dal activists attacked and vandalized the Christian bhawan at Jehabad town,” a district police official said. They were apparently protesting against the alleged conversion of poor Hindus by Christians. They also blocked tiol Highway 83 connecting state capital Pat to Gaya district. Later, however, the accusation of conversion was proved baseless. According to police, the activists attacked the building at Jehabad because the Christian priest at the bhawan had allegedly lured poor Hindus into converting. The latter told the police that some people had informed them that Christians had been practising conversion at the bhawan. “The fact was that local Christian residents used to gather at the bhawan for weekly prayers as well as to socialise with each other. (IANS)

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