Pastor conducting Vacation Bible School, falsely accused of conducting forceful religious conversions

  May 9, 2016

  Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

On 9.5.2016 a Pastor started a Vacation Bible School program in his church for about 25 children belonging to a nearby tribal village with the written permission of their parents. In the evening, he was to send them back to their village by jeep. Just then, a few hindutva fundamentalists stopped the vehicle and took him to the Kotagiri police station and lodged a complaint, accusing him of carrying out forceful religious conversion of the tribal children. It was also reported that some of the tribal people were being induced by the mischief makers to give a false report against the pastor. However, all charges were found to be baseless.

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