Hindutva extremists alleged forceful religious conversion in Pratapgarh

  October 16, 2018

  Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Restrictions on religious assembly, Social Ostracism


On 16th October 2018, Hindutva extremists alleged forceful religious conversion in Ramgrah Banohi Village, Tehsil Kunda, district of Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.

Pastor is been conducting prayer meeting in one of the believers paddy field where they built a small structure with bedsheet and wodden sticks, made as a prayer hall. They have been conducting the prayer meeting here for the nine months and aorund 300 people gather together for the worship in every Sunday.

As a part of the church activity they kept a fasting and prayer meeting from 9 – 16th October for 24 hours and around 80 people regulary attended the fasting and prayer meeting.

On 16th October, few hindutva extremists stopped Pastor in the market and threatened him to stop the prayer meeting and put a false allegation that Pastor is giving 5 lakhs of rupees for becoming a Christian and doing a forceful religious conversion. They have threatened the pastor with dire consequences if he don’t stop the worship service.

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