Mob threatens Christians in Uttar Pradesh and pressurizes them to leave the village

  July 2, 2020

  Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

  Women


Two Christian families and their pastor were assaulted and verbally abused by a mob of 35 people for three consecutive days in Dassmora village in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh. The series of incidents began on 2nd July, 2020, when a mob of 35 people entered a prayer house and verbally abused  and assaulted the two Christian families who were there to pray. The next day, the same mob came to the prayer house again and threatened the pastor and all the Christians present there that they would rape, murder and burn the place down if the Christians did not leave the village. The next day, the same mob came and destroyed some personal belongings of the pastor, i.e his motorcycle causing a monetary loss of Rs. 2 lacs.

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