Church attacked, Christians injured

  September 11, 2016

  Siddharth Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

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

In Shyampur village, Siddhart Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh, during the Sunday worship service on 11.9.2016, a mob of 40-50 radical hindutva activists surrounded a church. When the Christians were coming out of the church premises, they were pelted with stones and bricks. One of the Christians was injured on his head.

The police arrived at the spot and took four of the Christians to the Bhavani Police station.

A false complaint had been made against the Christians that they were forcing villagers to participate in the prayer meeting. It was also alleged that Christians have been carrying out religious conversion work in the village.

The police inquired into the matter and also listened to the version of facts as narrated by the Christians. They also accepted a written complaint from them and let them go in the evening at about 6 pm.

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