Hindu extremists believe that all Indians should be Hindus and that the country should be rid of Christianity and Islam.
If the witnesses do not reveal anything or the police continue to delay the investigation, there may be no justice for the pastor.
Abuse by the Hindu Nationalistic Political Party, BJP, will likely increase as the elections draw nearer.
In some areas of Karnataka, police have told Christians to cancel their Christmas programs
The Christian minority in India faces regular persecution.
In nine states, anti-conversion laws have been enacted to provide a legal umbrella to radicals to persecute Christians.
Local police have registered a case against the members of the mob, but no arrests have been made so far.
Radical Hindu nationalists promote false narratives against Christians to justify religious intolerance and persecution.
Following the attack, the nine Christian families fled into the nearby jungle, where they remain displaced and living in temporary