OTHERS

Attack on nun in Gujarat

GANDHINAGAR, JULY 12. Some Sangh Parivar activists allegedly assaulted a nun and looted a godown of Christian missionaries stacked with wheat bags for distribution among the drought-hit people in Limbdi taluka of Surendranagar district in Gujarat.

Reports here said, the husband of the sarpanch of Nani Katechi village, who is believed to be a Bajrang Dal activist, is alleged to have assaulted Sister Lissy and threatened Father Tommy with dire consequences if the Christian missionaries did not stop the distribution of the wheat bags.

The Dal activists were of the view that the Christian missionaries were distributing the foodgrains only to lure Hindus to convert to Christianity. When Fr. Tommy and Sister Lissy were distributing wheat on July 7, a dozen Dal activists led by Kashiram, husband of the sarpanch, told them to stop the distribution.

As the missionaries refused, the Dal activists allegedly assaulted the sister and looted 144 wheat bags from the godown. On a complaint by Fr. Tommy, police arrested nine persons including Kashiram and recovered 122 of the looted wheat bags.