Christian program forced to be canceled due to Hindutva activists

  February 24, 2017

  Tamil Nadu, Theni

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Restrictions on religious assembly, Social Ostracism

Christian pastors of Theni district, Tamil Nadu, had arranged an open air program for three days from 24th – 26th February 2017, in a private hall, which was had to be canceled due to Hindutva activists.

Pastors had taken the permission from the police station prior to the program. The permission was granted by the station and the police agreed to provide protection during the program.

However, Hindutva activists approached the police station and complaint that this meeting should not be allowed which would lead to a law and order problem. Hence,the inspector warned the owner of the hall not to give it for the Christian meeting.

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