SVM Missionary attacked (leg broken) in Kashmir
Kupwara (Kashmir in India), SVM News, March 7, 2007: Pastor Ashir, the missionary of the Salem Voice Ministries was attacked on 6th of March in Kupwara in Jammua and Kashmir in India.
Pastor Ashir was returning back home on Tuesday afternoon after a prayer meeting in a small village Rikwaza, which is about 6 miles away from Kupwara. Suddenly a group of masked people attacked him with steel pipes and wooden sticks. He was severly beaten.
Ashir became unconcious and fallen down. Some of the local people found him lie-down on the street and admitted him to the hospital.
He was seriously injured and one of his legs has been broken. Police registered a case against some unidentified militants.
Tahira, the wife of Pastor Ashir and their four month old child Noorul Masih also under threat.
Pray for this family and the believers. They are having few families believing in Jesus Christ in that locality.
Rev. Paul Ciniraj, President of the Christian Ministers of the Churches in India (CMCI) and the Director of the Salem Voice Ministries condemned the attack against Pastor Ashir, the SVM missionary of Jammu and Kashmir.
SALEM VOICE MINISTRIES News Service (SVM News),
Devalokam (P.O), Kottayam, Kerala-686038, INDIA