"INDIA : VIOLENCE SCARS EASTER WEEK IN THREE STATES
April 17 (Compass Direct) - Easter in India was marred by violence throughout Holy Week. In the southern state of Karnataka yesterday, 15 Hindu extremists said to be from the extremist Bajrang Dal attacked a Sunday morning church service, assaulting Pastor V.P. Paulouse, injuring his head and fracturing both hands; his wife also was severely beaten. In Madhya Pradesh state, on Good Friday (April 14) two Christian women in Jabalpur district were arrested for 'promoting conversion.' Last Tuesday (April 11) near Mumbai, at least two pastors suffered serious injuries when about 50 Hindu extremists from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad barged into a prayer meeting of 500 Christians and assaulted them with chains and iron rods."