Christians suffer social boycott for their faith

  March 13, 2016

  Bastar, Chhattisgarh

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

On 13.03.2016, four Christian families were called for a meeting with the Sarpanch. A village head and 35 others threatened the Christians with dire consequences unless they renounced their faith.

The village head also took away their ration cards, refused to allow them to draw water and asked the shopkeepers not to supply goods to the Christians unless they renounced their faith. The villagers were further warned that if anyone had any dealings with them, then a fine of Rs. 501/- would be imposed on them.

The Christians informed the police and at around 6 PM on the same day, their ration cards were returned to them. The police station in charge also sent a police officer to the villager to broker a compromise between the two parties.

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