Pastor Harrassed in Himachal Pradesh, India

  May 24, 2012

  Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

Himachal Pradesh police ordered a pastor to vacate his home after Hindu extremists allegedly from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh stormed into a prayer meeting and beat one believer on May 24 in Ghumarwin.

At about 11 a.m, the extremists barged into the house prayer meeting conducted by Pastor Jai Masih Topno from the AGAPE Ministry, verbally abused the Christians and physically attack a church member.

The police soon arrived at the spot and took Pastor Topno, two women and one believer to the police station. The police ordered the pastor to vacate his home within two days, confiscated his ministry identity card and told him he could collect his card after he vacates his present residence.

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