Pastor and family attacked in an attempt to force them out of their newly built residence

  May 1, 2016

  Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

Between 9 PM and 11 PM, a mob consisting of members of a hidutva fundamentalist outfit, forcibly entered into the house of a Pastor and abused and threatened his family last night. They want the Pastor to vacate the house and not come back there. The Pastor and his family had moved into this newly constructed house only that evening. Previously they had been staying at a rented premises not too far from there. They have a church consisting of about 40 believers nearby. They have had trouble from this group even in the past.

They contacted the local police Station immediately last night itself. The police arrived and were able to calm down the situation. The house is very small and is only meant to be used as a residence for the family at present.

The RDO, Dharapuram has called for a peace meeting on 2.5.2016.

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