Pastors detained in Uttar Pradesh, India

  August 15, 2015

  Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

On August 15, 2015 at Unchahar, Raebareli, the police detained 10 Pastors after being falsely alleged of forced conversion. According to local reports, the second day of prayer convention was halted by the police after local residents under the influence of Hindutva fundamentalists falsely alleged to the local police that conversions were taking in the convention. The Pastors were then taken to the police station and questioned. After due investigations and questioning of those gathered for the convention, the allegations were proved to be false. The pastors were released later in the evening. No reports were filed till press time.

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