Christian worship service disrupted, Pastor harassed

  January 24, 2016

  Dehradun, Uttarakhand

  Complicity of Authorities, Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On 24 January, in Dehradun, religious fanatics disrupted a worship service and attacked the Pastor. Around 40 people barged in and stopped the worship service. The Police soon followed and took the Pastor to the local police station. At the police station, the policemen threatened the Pastor and told him to discontinue conducting worship services on Sunday. He was kept in the police station premises and questioned throughout the day by the police and the local intelligence department. The Pastor has been pastoring the Church in the area for the last eight years.

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