Church demolished in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh

  May 20, 2016

  Bastar, Chhattisgarh

  Complicity of Authorities, Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment


A church which had been standing for the past five years was demolished in Ravindra Tagore Ward of Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh. The demolition took place at the insistence of the former Sarpanch who had sought a bribe from the church. Since the church refused to give him a bribe, he is believed to have instigated the Nagar Palika and temple committee to demolish the church. They sought to justify the same on the pretext that the plot of land on which the church was standing was earmarked to be used as a rice warehouse.


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