Christmas celebrations draw stepped-up attacks; 'They are against any expression of Christianity'

Posted: December 24, 200912:35 am Eastern

By Michael Carl © 2009 WorldNetDaily

India's radical Hindu parties have stepped up their anti-Christian violence in response to the Christmas celebration, according to organizations whose field operations include India.

Compass Direct and International Christian Concern report that elements of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh organization attacked a pastor and his wife in the village of Decarakonda in Nalgonda province recently.

In another attack, radical Hindus claim to have forced 1,700 Christians to reconvert to Hinduism in western Gujarat state.

ICC's Jonathan Racho says that Hindus are against expressions of other religious beliefs and Christmas intensifies the fear the Hindus have.

"The Hindu radicals who carry out the attacks follow a radical ideology called Hindu Bhata, and according to this ideology, they believe that India belongs only to Hindus. This means that they believe that Christians and [those with] any other religion [have] no place in India," Racho said.