Pastor Arrested in Madhya Pradesh, India

  November 7, 2012

  Madhya Pradesh, Ujjain

  Anti-Conversion Laws, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

Madhya Pradesh police arrested a pastor after Hindu extremists from the Bajrang Dal shouting anti-Christians slogans barged into a prayer meeting, beat up the Christians and accused the Pastor of forceful conversion on 7 Nov in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

About 50 extremists including 25 women shouting “Dharmantaran Band Karo” barged into the two days Prayer Fellowship conducted by the Pastor of Bethel Fellowship Church and started beating him and the participants including the ladies.

The extremists continued to beat the Pastor on the road as they took him to the police station and accused him of forceful conversion .The police arrested him under Sections 3 & 4 of the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act.

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