Christians at a house prayer meeting beaten by Hindutva activists

  April 30, 2017

  Salem, Tamil Nadu

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault, Restrictions on religious assembly

On 30th April 2017, in Viiyapuram village, Salem, Tamil Nadu, 12 Christians had gathered for a prayer meeting on the occasion of a birthday celebration at one of the believers’ house. At around 5:30 pm, 9 Hindutva activists and 3 villagers came and beat up the Christians.

The Christians were taken to the nearby government hospital in Attur.

Later in the night at about 10:30 pm, the same day, and the next day at 7:00 pm, police sub-inspector from the Gangavalli Police station took the statements.
However, no FIR has been filed by the police till date.

There is an attempt to settle the matter through a compromise between both the parties, but the Christians want to file a complaint and pursue this matter.

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