Christians beaten after lies were spread about them

  March 21, 2016

  Chhattisgarh, Kanker

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

On 21 March 2016, the village Patel and village Kotwal convened an important meeting calling all village elders wherein they made allegations of forceful conversion against a Christian. They alleged that the village was facing nature’s fury as the gods were angry with the Christian. Thereafter the Christian was beaten with footwear and driven away from the village. His wife was however made to stay in the village along with their children. The Christian man was given an ultimatum that until he renounced his faith in Christ, he could not return back to the village.

He thereafter made a complaint to the S.P., who summoned the villagers. Following this, the aggressors asked for forgiveness and gave an assurance in writing that they would not create any such disturbances in the future that would harm the Christians and the communal harmony.

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