Pastor arrested on false allegation of hurting sentiments of a religious group

  July 31, 2017

  Chhattisgarh, Surguja

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Social Ostracism

  Women


On 31st July 2017, Pastor was arrested on false allegation of hurting sentiments of a religious group at Ambikapur Village, Surguja, Chattisgarh.

Group of hindutva activists complaint to the police station and the pastor was arrested on the charge of hurting sentiments of their religious group.

A person from the local tribal community had accepted Christian faith and was regular to the church service and the issue started at his burial time. Hindutva activists protested against his burial because they demand that he was not a Christian but a Hindu.

But before his death, he made a will and wrote in the paper to the family members that he would be buried according to the Christian rituals in the land which is allocated, and the same is vouched by the family members in the statement given to the police.”


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