India | As Christians and Hindus clash in India, a group gathers in front of the White House to protest and pray
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/26/08, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON-Mobs threw stones into two churches on Monday in Bangalore, India, while 500 Hindus burned 50 homes and two prayer halls, part of a surge of anti-Christian violence that has consumed India for the last few weeks. In just the past week, Hindu extremists have vandalized more than 20 churches.
With a death toll of 27 during this period of clashes and the displacement of tens of thousands of Christians, Indians are saying the violence, which has spread to five states, could burn on until elections in May.