Pastor was being dragged, manhandled to the police station

  August 8, 2017

  Haridwar, Uttarakhand

  Anti-Conversion Laws, Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault, Restrictions on religious assembly, Social Ostracism


On 8th August 2017, Pastor was being dragged, manhandled and bashed at a stretch of one kilometer by the villagers at Mohanpur Village, Roorkee, Haridwar, Uttar Pradesh.

Pastor was conducting the prayer meeting and a group of hindutva activists along with villagers barged in to the home church and dragged him to the police station by saying that he is carrying out religious conversion work in this locality.

While pastor was being dragged to police station, he was manhandled and bashed at a stretch of one kilometer by the villagers. He has been ministering in this locality for past four years. For about 5 hours pastor was made to sit in the police station before letting him go without any complaint against him.

When pastor tried to explain that he was not doing anything illegal and he wanted to make the complaint of the people who beaten and dragged him along the way to police station. But the police did not entertain his complaint rather asked him to leave for home.

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