Christians denied permission to conduct a gospel meeting within their own premises

  March 16, 2016

  Tamil Nadu, Tirunelveli

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

A gospel meeting organized at Alangulam Taluk, Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu from March 18-20, 2016 at a premises owned by a recognized church was denied permission to go ahead.

The Church was told that this was due to an apprehension of a possible adverse effect on the law and order situation in the area.

A former Hindu priest who had embraced Christianity was to speak at the meeting and posters announcing the meeting had been put up in various places.

It is reported that the authorities had acted under pressure from a religious organization that had objected to the meeting being conducted, stating that it would hurt their religious sensitivities.

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