House prayers disrupted, Christians harassed by religious fanatics

  November 6, 2016

  Rangareddy, Telangana

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

A Pastor in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana faces opposition from fanatic groups to running prayers in a house church which is located in the rural outskirts of Hyderabad.

On Sunday, November 6, 2016 a mob of 20 people once again gathered around their house of worship. However, they reached the place only after the Sunday Worship service had already completed unlike the previous week on which they had interrupted the Sunday worship service.

They continue to object to the Christian prayers being conducted there.

Following this, the Pastor received a notice from the Village Panchayat, demanding a response within 3 days, following receipt of a complaint by the authorities, which alleges nuisance (sound pollution) on account of the Christian prayers. They have been told to reply within 3 days.

This is a malafide complaint, with no truth in it since there was no sound emanating from the house that could be heard outside of it (which the authorities were requested to come and verify). Furthermore, there are no houses within 50 meters of the house of prayer in all directions.

This is an attempt to harass the Christians.

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