On 19 January, in Anuppur, a women’s prayer meeting was disrupted by hindutva activist who barged into a private meeting, misbehaved with the women and used abusive language. They also informed the police that conversions were going on. The police came and arrested 4 women who were leading the meeting and took them to the Venkat Nagar police station. The women who were attending the prayer meeting went to the police station and confronted the policemen. This action resulted in the release of the 4 leaders. The police warned the women not to pray together except in their own homes.