Church attacked by fundamentalists in Madhya Pradesh, India

  May 10, 2015

  Dewas, Madhya Pradesh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On May 10, 2015 at Dewas, a pastor and his congregation, were attacked by a mob allegedly led by Hindu Fundamentalists in the evening as the Church was gathered for their Sunday worship as usual. The attackers pushed the Church members around and verbally abused the Pastor, pushing him around as well. Police and media personnel accompanied the attackers. The police took the Pastor and congregation into custody and took them to Kotwali police station in Dewas for questioning. Other local pastors, who had gone to the Sacred Heart School (where the Church normally meets) after hearing the news, were also attacked by fanatics. After midnight the police finally let the congregation members, about 40 people, go. The police subsequently released the Pastor too. No case has been til press time.

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