Pastor and believer beaten up

  January 25, 2017

  Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On 25th January 2017, two Christians including a pastor were beaten up by Hindutva activists and the police, and were later arrested at Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh.

The pastor was on his motor bike from a prayer meeting, when around 12 Hindutva activists stopped him and started to beat him up and later forced him to take them to the other believer, where they started beating both of them. The attackers then took them to the local police station, where they were once again beaten by the policemen.

The attackers mobilized a mob to pressurize the police to detain them for a night. The next day (26th January) the believers were presented at the Petlawad court and were charged as promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion.

The Christians were bailed out later.

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