Pastor attacked with sword; accused of religious conversions

  April 5, 2017

  Bihar, Vaishali

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On 5th April 2017, a pastor was attacked with a sword and accused of religious conversions, in Vaihsali District, Bihar.

As per the information, the pastor was called out of his house by a boy, who was sent by a group of Hindutva activists. The boy said that some people wanted to converse with him outside. As the pastor came out of his house, the activists attacked the pastor with swords and abused him verbally.

Hindutva activists put a false allegation of conversion against the pastor and took away his mobile. After that, they kept calling the pastor’s wife and daughter, threatening them of dire consequences if they continued to conduct church services.

An FIR has been filed by the Christians at Hajipur police station.

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