Christians arrested on false allegation of carrying out conversions

  February 13, 2017

  Rajasthan, Udaipur

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Restrictions on religious assembly

On 13th February 2017, a Christians program was disrupted and the Christians were arrested on the false allegation of carrying out religious conversions in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Christian leaders were conducting the Adult Literacy Training and Facilitation Program with around 35 staff members. This program was disrupted by the police, along with a group of Hindutva activists.

The Hindutva activists complained to the police that the Christians are carrying out the conversion activities.

The police took the Christian leaders to the police station for interrogation.

Meanwhile, a large group of Hindutva activists assembled at the police station and pressurized the police to take action against the Christians.
The Christians were booked under Section 151 and 107 by the police.

They were released on bail in the evening after the intervention of local Christian leaders.

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