Pastor was beaten up for doing evangelistic work at Bijapur, Karnataka

  June 29, 2017

  Bijapur, Karnataka

  Anti-Conversion Laws, Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On 29th June 2017, Pastor was beaten up for doing evangelistic work at Bijapur, Karnataka.

A group of 20 hindutva activists stopped the pastor while he was sharing the gospel with the two villagers. He was taken in to one of the old school of that village and kept him till late night. While he was taken to the school they have taken his bike, mobile phone into their custody and they started abusing him and beat him up very badly.

During this time a police officer came in his civil dress and spoke to pastor that he can’t help him in this matter since it is a serious issue and instructed him not to continue what Pastor was doing. In fact Pastor responded to the police man that I’m doing what is right, but he did not listened to him and he took out his Aadhar card and other document and gave to the activists. Pastor was under their custody till 11 pm.

The next day, around 5 people came to his house and warned him to vacate the house in two days and go back to his native place and they returned his bike, mobile phone and documents to him. Pastor did not complaint to the police station.

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