Several of the group were left with severe bruising after police in Jaipur beat them on their palms with sticks, according to a human rights group that helped secure their release.
The People’s Union for Civil Liberties said the Christians were freed only after it intervened and persuaded senior officials in Rajasthan state to sanction their release. The Christians were then ordered to leave the city at once...
- Ask God to give Pastor Stephen and his fellow Christians a fresh and firm resolve to share the gospel, despite severe opposition. Pray also for the two Christians arrested in Madhya Pradesh.
- Continue to pray for the church in India. Christians in many areas are under increasing pressure, as Hindu nationalism gains ground politically.