Large Christian gathering disrupted by police on false pretext, Christian families harassed thereafter

  June 9, 2016

  Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment


On 9.6.2016, Christians prayers were being held from 9 AM to 2 PM in a large field belonging to a Christian family. Similar large gatherings consisting of close to a thousand persons had been held in this place for the last 6-7 months.

On that particular day, at around 1 PM, about 25 Christians were detained by the police for questioning based on false allegations made against them of carrying out forceful religious conversions. The prayers were thus disrupted and have not happened thereafter since they were told that they need to obtain permission from higher authorities to conduct such prayers.


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