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Published on 15 April, 2005

A Hindu mob disrupts a showing of ‘The Passion of the Christ’.

India (MNN)–Voice of the Martyrs-Canada is reporting an attack on a group of people watching a film on the life of Christ.

25 Hindu militants from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)–the paramilitary wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)–disrupted the viewing of “The Passion of the Christ” in Kerala State, India.

The film was being shown at the Kanai Church, the oldest church in the region. One Christian was wounded, and scores of others were beaten and injured.

Pray for evangelistic workers in this area. There is some concern that trouble like this could lead to an anti-conversion law in the near future.

Believers are watching the political ramifications. There are some church leaders, according to Asia News, who believe the attack may have been an attempt to discredit the Congress Party.

What’s troubling is the dissention could spread to Maharashtra, run by the Congress Party administration. The government there has already been presented with an anti-conversion law, similar to one in the state of Tamil Nadu.

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