Assailants disrupt wedding ceremony and threaten Christians with death in Uttar Pradesh

  November 16, 2020

  Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Mob violence


On 16th November 2020, as a pastor was conducting a wedding ceremony¬† at a believer’s house situated at Bhithiruwt, Saijanwan, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, at around 7 PM, a group of 12 religious extremists from the village barged into the house and abused and threatened the Christians present there. They also forcefully stopped the ongoing wedding ceremony and sent the pastor away. The following day the religious extremists returned and threatened the Christians and warned them to not conduct any Christian gatherings or that they would not be hesitant to even kill if the pastor if seen in the village.

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