House worship stopped by extremists, pastors arrested

  April 9, 2017

  Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh

  Anti-Conversion Laws, Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Restrictions on religious assembly

  Women


On 9th April 2017, in Nimar, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, while worship was going on in one of the Christian’s house, some people from a Hindutva group, along with local police came to the house and stopped the worship.

The police arrested three pastors, their wives and some other believers, and took them to the Piplod police station.

According to reports, the extremists surrounded the police station demanding action against the Christians.

The police released three women and two men, but an FIR was registered against the pastors under the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act.

They remain in lock up and await for a bail.


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