Church attacked, Christians beaten in Balod, Chattisgarh

  January 29, 2017

  Chhattisgarh, Durg

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault, Restrictions on religious assembly

On 29th January 2017, at Dalli Rajhara, Balod district, Chattissgarh, a church was attacked by persons professing the Hindutva ideology. The Christian were beaten by nearly 300 people. The pastor of the church was dragged to the police station and forced to give in writing that he was conducting religious services in an unauthorized place.

On 2nd February 2017, the SDM & T.I. of the Dalli Rajhara Police Stations arranged for a meeting between the Church committee and the attackers.

The Pastor and the Christians have given written submissions to the Collector and local police on the incident seeking protection and for action to be taken against attackers.

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