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Source: ASSIST News, April 27, 2008
Two pastors were beaten by Hindu radicals in Kammanapalli village, Nizamabad district, Andhra Pradesh on April 24.
[According to The Global Council of Indian Christians], when the pastors visited a lady church member named Sister Vijaya, they were suddenly beaten up by Hindu radicals and their Bibles burned to ashes. They were admitted to a hospital and treated for internal injuries and sprains. The pastors were also threatened with dire consequences if they visit the lady again.
Miss Vijaya had been suffering from kidney stones for many years and in excruciating pain. A few months ago she asked the pastors for prayer and was cured, much to the surprise of her doctors and relatives. Since then she embraced Christianity and is growing in her faith. Sister Vijaya is a prominent leader from a high caste, and her conversion has unnerved area Hindu radicals.
Full story here.