‘Release them to us. We will see their end.’ – Hindu villagers wanted organizers of Christian film to be killed in Bihar, India [#PleasePray #ChristianPersecution #IndiaPersecution]
Immanuel Tirkey and about 100 villagers were watching the end of a Christian film in Bihar state, India, when a man stood up in front of the screen and began shouting, “Who is the operator here? Who is the operator here?”
Tirkey was one of 5 Christians who had organized the screening of “He Will Come Again” at the home of a Christian woman, Anandi on Aug. 23, 2019 in the Kodaila area of Jamalpur village, Siwan District.
Tirkey rose and asked what was the matter. The man told him to reduce the volume, and Tirkey did so.
“He was again and again asking me to reduce the volume. I told him that if I reduced it more, it will not be audible to anybody seated here, and that there are only 10 minutes left for the movie to end.”
– Immanuel Tirkey
The man left, but as the villagers were gathering their belongings to leave after the screening, at least 15 Hindu villagers arrived with swords, bamboo poles and wooden sticks,. Anandi’s family immediately rushed Tirkey and the other 4 Christian organizers of the screening into their house and locked the doors.
Pelting the house with stones and vandalizing a motorbike and a van, they banged on the doors and badgered Anandi’s family to hand the Christians over to them.
Turkey and the other 4 Christian organizers repeatedly requested that the family let them go outside, but they refused, saying they would face whatever came rather than turn them over to the mob.
“They were shouting at the family that they are supporting in converting Hindus to a foreign faith, and that we must be killed – ‘Release them to us. We will see their end,’ they kept shouting. “We did not know what to do.”
– Immanuel Tirkey
Tirkey called his native missions office and gave their Google Maps location via WhatsApp. Missions officials contacted Persecution Relief founder Shibu Thomas, who informed the police, and officers from Aandar police station arrived.
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