Church renovation work obstructed by religious fanatics

  September 26, 2016

  Amritsar, Punjab

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


Reconstruction and renovation work of a Church is being obstructed by a group of religious fanatics. The issue has been ongoing for the last one and a half years.

The church stands on land that belongs to the Pastor of the Church. The church has been active in the area for thirteen years.

Following the development of the colony, the church property remained at a lower ground level compared to neighboring properties. This makes it vulnerable to flooding at the time of rains, thus necessitating to be raised in height.

To deal with the situation, the Christians have been trying to level the ground, but hindutva activists have been hindering the work and opposing them with the help of a few local municipal authorities and local police officers.

It is also reported that a complaint has been filed against the Pastor falsely alleging him of carrying out religious conversion work.


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