Christian prayers disrupted and worshipers intimidated by hindutva activists

  July 8, 2016

  Erode, Tamil Nadu

  Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

On 8.7.2016, two hindutva activist leaders of Erode district disrupted Christian prayers at Satyamangalam, Erode district, Tamil Nadu.

The aggressors intimidated the worshipers, took pictures of the place and told them that the prayers should be discontinued allegedly for want of requisite permission and falsely claiming that there had been complaints of disturbance from neighbors.

The prayer shed does not have an electricity connection and the prayers have been happening peacefully there for the past five years. The land on which the shed stands, belongs to a Christian woman. The persons attending the prayers are neighbors and there has never been any complaint by any of the locals.

On 12.7.2016 the miscreants were instigating and even forcing persons in that locality to sign a petition against the Christians, thereby disturbing the communal harmony in the area. The district police authorities are seized of the matter and have promised needful action against the perpetrators of the communal unrest.

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