Hindutva extremists barged in to the Vacation Bible School program and stopped and threatened Pastor & his family with dire consequences

  May 1, 2018

  Tamil Nadu, Virudhunagar

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Restrictions on religious assembly, Social Ostracism

  Women


On 1st May 2018, Hindutva extremists barged in to the Vacation Bible School program and stopped and threatened Pastor & his family with dire consequences in Palavanatham Village, Virudhnagar, Tamil Nadu.

For the last two years Pastor has been conducting the prayer meeting here, around 50 members are in the church. From May 1st, 2018 to May 6th, 2018 they were planning to have a Vacation Bible School (VBS). First day, i.e. 01 May 2018, around fifty (50) children gathered morning 11:30 to 12:30 in the church. Few hindutva extremists barged in to the church stopped the VBS and threatened Pastor and his family with dire consequence if they continue to do the ministry here again. Even they have threatened the children and used abusive language.

Pastor complaint in the Aruppukottai police station, police promised to take action on the culprits. There are two main hindutva extremists have been threatening the Pastor and believers for the past two years. Christians have gone for a discussion with police local station along with some two lawyers and Christian leaders, but unfortunately police have told that we will send to revenue for peace talk obtain permission from the collector till then stop the service.


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