Christian Graveyard Demolished in Chhattisgarh, India

  January 8, 2013

  Bastar, Chhattisgarh

  Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

On 8 January in Jagdalpur, government officials demolished one side of the boundary wall of Karkapal Christian Graveyard after Hindu extremists filed a complaint against the Christians of constructing a boundary wall in an encroached area and staged a protest, reported our correspondent Rev. Akhilesh Edgar.

Thereafter, a group of about 100 extremists soon arrived and further demolished the broken boundary wall. They then desecrated the old graves, shouted anti Christian slogans and hurled verbal abused against the pastors and church leaders present on the spot.

Later, about 1000 (One Thousand) area Christians massed up at Bodhghat police station to file a complaint against the extremists. However, the police refused to file any complaint against the extremists. Traffic on the national highway was also interrupted and police force was deployed in large number to control the situation.

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