Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Sunday 10 June 2012
Daily Prayer - Sunday 10 June 2012
“Khanna and his associates have been found guilty of spreading communal disaffection and were involved in immoral activities. They are ordered to be expelled from the state.” These are the words of a fatwa issued on 19 January against a Christian pastor and four other church leaders by a sharia court in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Rev. Chander Mani Khanna had previously been convicted by the court of attracting Muslim youth to Christianity by monetary allurements, even though all the baptisms he had conducted were undertaken voluntarily. Mr Khanna was arrested by the police after the initial hearing. Pray that he will be able to continue his ministry unmolested, and for bold witness in the Kashmir Valley in the face of an anti-Christian campaign.