Christians Arrested in Maharashtra, India

  April 23, 2013

  Gondiya, Maharashtra

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On 23 April in Gondia, police arrested a Christian couple after the Hindu extremists accused them of forceful conversion and bribery.

When the couple was praying for the sick, a group of 100 extremists suddenly rushed towards them and started beating the Christians, accusing them of bribery and forced conversions. A false witness also produced a Rs. 500.00 note and testified that he was bribed by the Pastor with this amount to be converted into Christianity.

Later, the extremists took them to the police station and the Christians were kept in the police custody for the whole day while the extremist mass swelled up near the police station shouting anti-Christian slogans.

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