Atrocities on Christians are increasing at an alarming rate in India. Worst victims of such atrocities are women and missionaries at the grassroots who have dedicated their lives to serve the community, the poor and the downtrodden. On 19th June, a nun was gang-raped by men in masks in ‘Christo Sahay Health Center’ where she was serving as nurse in Raipur the capital of Chhattisgarh state. ‘Strategized Rape’ is used as a weapon to create fear, shame and humiliate the Christian community which is a minority community in India.
Rev Dr Atul Arthur reported that this incident of violence united the Christians, different churches, ecumenical, faith based and women’s organizations to demand for justice pleading the state government to arrest the culprits immediately. The police was initially totally apathetic to this form of sexual terrorism opined Rev. Dr. Arthur.