Attempt to bury non-Christian in Christian cemetery

  February 3, 2017

  Bargarh, Odisha

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

On 3rd February 2017, at Bargarh, Odisha, a few Hindutva activists brought the mortal remains of a person to bury in a Christian cemetery by breaking the lock put on the boundary gate.

The Christians present there confronted them saying that the body cannot be buried there since the person was not Christian. At this point the Hindutva group called up their other members and they overpowered the Christians who were present there. Seeing the situation, the Christians called the local police. After the police intervention, the mortal body was taken away from the cemetery and the funeral ceremony was conducted according to the faith of the deceased.

Following this, the activists threatened the Christians with dire consequences in the future and have been making threatening calls.

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