Sagar, India, Dec 9, 2021 / 15:23 pm
A missionary Catholic school in central India was attacked by a mob of Hindu activists on Monday, despite the school saying they warned police about a possible attack.
A right-wing Hindu group of an estimated 500 people attacked St. Joseph school in Ganj Basoda, more than than 60 miles west of Sagar, Dec. 6, throwing rocks at the windows, prying open the doors with iron bars, and finally entering the building and chanting slogans.
The Hindus apparently accused the school of converting at least eight students to Christianity, after Holy Communion was offered at nearby St. Joseph Church on Oct. 31.
The state in which the attack took place, Madhya Pradesh, has an anti-conversion law on the books which mandates up to 10 years imprisonment for violators.