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September 16, 2011

Mob assaults baby and grandmother in India

BANGALORE, India—In the midst of a growing menace to law-abiding Christians in India, incidents of mob attacks continue to occur against Jehovah’s Witnesses in India’s southern state of Karnataka. The most recent assault took place on August 28, 2011, when a family of five were cruelly beaten in a village near Dharmasthala. Included in among the victims were the family’s 18-month-old baby and 60-year-old grandmother.

The Witness family was returning to visit a neighbor who had expressed interest in learning more about the Bible when they were accosted by a mob. After falsely accusing the Witness family of forcibly converting people, the mob began beating the two male members of the family with their fists and with sticks while the female members of the family suffered sexually degrading speech and even threats of rape. One of the attackers struck the 18-month-old girl, as she was being held in the arms of her mother. All four adults suffered injuries due to the brutal encounter that lasted for over an hour. Both the mob and the Witnesses filed complaints with the police. As has happened in previous incidents involving mob violence, the police initially refused to accept a counter-complaint by the Witnesses, while readily accepting the slanderous complaint of the attackers. It was only after seven hours of detainment that a counter-complaint from the Witnesses was accepted, after which they permitted the family to travel to a government hospital for medical attention.

Soon after, the Witness family was put under arrest on the charge of “maliciously insulting the religion or the religious beliefs of any class.” The attackers, however, were charged only with “voluntarily causing hurt.” The magistrate granted bail to the assailants, while the family, including the baby, spent the night in jail. The following day fellow Witnesses posted bail for the family and rushed them back to the hospital for treatment for their injuries.

Jehovah’s Witnesses have been victimized by mob violence in Karnataka on several occasions during 2011. “These mob attacks on innocent people in India are deplorable, especially attacking a family,” commented J. R. Brown, a spokesman at the Witnesses world headquarters in New York. “No one should be victimized for sharing a peaceful Christian message out of love for God and love of neighbor.”

Article Source: http://jw-media.org/ind/20110916.htm

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what ever your beliefs are ...what type of person goes in a gang to beat up on a family... which include a baby and grandmother...why are they such cowards? these people with this mob mindset ...should be ashamed of them selves...they are worse than unreasoning animals....

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what ever your beliefs are ...what type of person goes in a gang to beat up on a family... which include a baby and grandmother...why are they such cowards? these people with this mob mindset ...should be ashamed of them selves...they are worse than unreasoning animals....

It's because Satan has control of them and he doesn't care how old we are, he just wants to stop or discourage us.:(

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what ever your beliefs are ...what type of person goes in a gang to beat up on a family... which include a baby and grandmother...why are they such cowards? these people with this mob mindset ...should be ashamed of them selves...they are worse than unreasoning animals....

What kind of person hits a BABY??!! People overtaken by the spirit of Satan I guess. I felt sick to my stomach reading that...:no:

The good news will be preached and in india, the worlds largest democracy, I feel great things are about to happen in India - may Jehovah give the brothers strength in the battle... all night in jail because YOU were assaulted.?!.. oh my...

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This poor family has truly suffered on behalf of the truth. The child being a girl also allows them to beat her as the belief in India is that when you are bad you will be reincarnated as a woman ~ worse than a fly or the dirt even. So they would have not conscience in this regard. But we must take refuge in Jehovah as He is the only one that can bring this inhuman treatment to an end once and for all time.

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May this family have a speedy recovery and REJOICE over the fact that they were beaten on account of bearing the name of Jehovah. It is a sick and twisted world we live in, but we know this has how it has always been and will continue to be until that scum sucking satan and all his demons are annihilated by Jehovah's army.

My prayers go out to this family, there will be ones who witnessed this, or there will be ones who took part that will be 'converted' because of this. Remember our last book study/tms school, the Lutheran priest who incited violence against the witnesses had become our brother! In addition, some of the children who had taken place in the throwing of rocks and so forth also became believers.

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