10 Christians arrested in Madhya Pradesh, India

  December 28, 2014

  Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

Ten Christians along with 3 children aged 4 months, 4 years and 7 years were taken into judicial custody on December 28, 2014 at Sukta Dam Colony, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh. The Christians had gone to celebrate at the village in response to the invite of local Christian Shyamlal who wanted them to celebrate Christmas with them. Soon they were ambushed by Hindutva Activists and took refuge in a nearby hut. A mob gathered outside the hut towards which stones were pelted at, with the intention of injuring the Christians. Soon the Police arrived and charged the Christians under Section 295A for insulting religious sentiments and sent them to Judicial custody. They were granted bail on December 31, 2014.

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