Pastor Charged Under IPC , Church Construction Stopped in Madhya Pradesh, India

  April 19, 2014

  Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On 19 April, 2014, the police questioned the Pastor Bhikanlal Dhurvey at his home, slapped him and told him to stop the construction work and charged him Under Sections 107 and 116 of the Indian Penal Code for abetment of a thing and abetment of offence respectively. It was reported that the local Hindu extremists have opposed the ministry of the Pastor and threatened to harm him several times in the past for conducting prayer meetings. However, the pastor continued to conduct worship services and later started to build a prayer hall on his land. Subsequently, the extremists filed a police complaint against the pastor of illegal construction.

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