Pastor and believers beaten by Hindutva activists

  April 21, 2017

  Chhattisgarh, Surguja

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault, Restrictions on religious assembly


On 21 April 2017, a pastor and some believers were beaten up by a group of Hindutva activists and a few villagers, on the false allegation of conversions, at Simripat, Balrampur, Surguja District, Chhattisgarh.

The group of hindutva activists and the villagers barged into a prayer meeting, which was conducted at a believer’s house, and they started to beat the Christians, alleging that they are conducting forceful conversions.
Five Christians were injured severely.

Due to the severe beatings, the Christians ran towards the forest and stayed there till midnight for their safety.

The next day, on On 22nd April 2017, the activists came again in the morning and beat up two other believers.

A complaint has been given at the local police station.


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