Christian priests were charged with false allegation of religious conversion

  December 14, 2017

  Madhya Pradesh, Satna

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Social Ostracism


On 14th December 2017, Christian priests were charged with false allegation of religious conversion at Satna, Madhya Pradhesh.

Police detained a group comprising 30 seminarians and two priests from the main road as they were moving to Christian institutions in Satna town singing carol songs, a normal exercise during Christmas season.

The police took them to the Civil Lines police station following a complaint from Hindutva extremists, who accused them of involving in religious conversion, a charge often leveled against Christians to target them.Priest has been released on bail, and the hearing in the local court is scheduled for December 29.

Priest has been charged with Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act 1968 sections 3 and 4, and IPC Sections 295 (A) and 153 (B).


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