Release International Prayer Shields, India and Algeria
India In India, after the attack by Hindu extremists on Pastor Raj Singh and four other Christians, other Christians in their village of Bherikudar took turns to keep watch over Christian families at night. Pray that officials will take action to ensure believers are safe and their attackers do not feel they can act with impunity.
India Hindu extremists in India beat Pastor Raj Singh and four other Christians, shaved part of their heads, then paraded them through the streets of Bherikudar, Jharkhand state, for turning to Christ and allegedly eating beef (which many Hindus consider taboo). Pray for justice for these five.
India Pray for Pastor Vinouwa Das and his wife, Punita, in Jhikatia, Bihar state in India. Hindu extremists recently beat them and their new-born baby with sticks, insisting he stopped leading church services. The mob included people who had been in Pastor Vinouwa’s church but who had been pressured to recant their faith.
India Pray for believers in Dhamtari district, Chhattisgarh state, India: Hindu extremists have been subjecting them to death threats, sexual harassment and false accusations in the media.
India Pray for the other Christian families in the same village where Jagra Kashyap and his son Asharam have gone into hiding in India after Hindu extremists attacked them: more than ten have been attacked as extremists try to persuade them to renounce their faith.
India Jagra Kashyap and his son Asharam have gone into hiding in Chhattisgarh state in India after Hindu extremists attacked them. Jagra’s hearing was permanently damaged: ask God to heal him.
Algeria Pray that regulations governing non-Muslim worship will be amended so that Christians will be able to worship freely in Algeria.