Ceremony for constructing church stopped by villagers

  April 3, 2017

  Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Restrictions on religious assembly

On 3rd April 2017, in Burugula village, Chinthapalli (mandal) Visakapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh, when church members along with the Pastor were in a ceremony of foundation stone for the construction of a church in that area, some of the villagers came and forcefully stopped the ceremony.

Previously, in the same mandal but in a different village, there was a similar problem. The Christians of the area went to the court with the matter and after the court gave its decision in favor of the church, the church was constructed in that area.

This church is almost 15-20 km from present village.

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