Protest in Nizamabad against alleged attack on pastor

SEEKING JUSTICE: Christians taking out a rally in Nizamabad on Friday.

SEEKING JUSTICE: Christians taking out a rally in Nizamabad on Friday.  

Staff Reporter

Six alleged offenders taken into custody by One Town police

NIZAMABAD: Christians in large numbers took out a rally in protest against the alleged assault by ABVP and RSS activists on Pastor M. Aharon of the Indian Pentacostal Church, here on Friday.

The rally proceeded from the Church of South India to the RTC bus depot and from there to the Collectorate. Later, the protestors submitted a memorandum to Superintendent of Police Mahesh Chandra Laddha urging him to take immediate action against the offenders.

In the memorandum the United Pastors' Association president M. John Samuel and general secretary A. Phares Asservadam alleged that an irate mob consisting of 150 members allegedly attacked a group of Bharat Bible College (BBC) students and Pastor Aharon levelling false allegations that he was converting people into Christianity.

In spite of his repeated assertion that he was not converting any one into Christianity the mob did not believe him and started beating him from Ramesh theatre X Roads to Tilak Garden crossroads. Six other BBC students were also injured in the attack, they said.

They requested the SP, therefore, to look into the case personally in view of its seriousness and initiate action against the offenders. They also urged him to ensure that such incidents did not recur in future.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that some six to seven offenders were taken into custody by the One Town police and were being interrogated in connection with the attack on the pastor on Thursday.

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