Deceased woman denied burial in village graveyard because of faith in Jesus Christ in Chhattisgarh

  February 4, 2021

  Bastar, Chhattisgarh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Social Ostracism

  Scheduled Tribes, Women

On 4th February 2021, villagers in Dongam village, Bastar, Chhattisgarh refused to let family members of a deceased woman bury her in the village graveyard on the ground that they practised Christianity. The villagers also threatened the bereaved family of dire consequences if they buried the deceased in the village graveyard.

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