Pastor accused of forceful conversions; constantly threatened by Hindutva activists

  May 14, 2017

  Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Restrictions on religious assembly


On 14th May 2017, a group of Hindutva activists accused a pastor of carrying out religious conversions, at Rail Nagar, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu.

This was on the last day of a 5 day VBS program, organized by the pastor, when at around 6:30 pm, a group of Hindutva activists forcefully entered the church and accused the pastor of carrying out forceful religious conversion work.

Later, the pastor was taken to the local police station. On routine inquiry of the issue, the police let the pastor go without any complaint being filed against him. However, the police warned him that he needs to take permission from authorities to conduct such programs.

Pastor has been constantly getting threats from Hindutva activists, to stop prayer service at his place, which he has been running since the past seven years.


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