Christians threatened and assaulted by mob of religious extremists during church service in Chhattisgarh

  December 25, 2020

  Chhattisgarh, Jashpur

  Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Mob violence, Physical assault

  Scheduled Tribes, Women

A mob of 8 to 10 religious extremists barged into a prayer service being held in a village in Jashpur, Chhattisgarh and threatened and verbally abused the pastor and his family members, snatched belongings of congregants and threatened to kill them all if they continued to believe in Christianity. They broke all the equipment at the church and confiscated the Bibles. They also hurt the sentiments of the Christians in the church by showing as if to tear the Bibles. Thereafter, they physically assaulted the pastor and his brother, threatened the women standing there and left the premises.


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