Pastors falsely accused of conversion in Chhattisgarh, India

  April 26, 2015

  Chhattisgarh, Raigarh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

On April 26, 2015 at Kharsia, Raigarh, unidentified men falsely accused Pastors of conversion and distributed false information in the local media. A training program was organised by a Church in collaboration with Proclaimers India from 19 April to 17 May 2015 about 75 church leaders from other districts were participating in the training. 2 unknown persons entered the meeting at about 10.30 AM on 26 April and took some photographs of the meeting. Photogrpahs were then circulated through Whatsapp, as photographs of conversion. Similar news was published in the newspaper Navabharat, Raigarh edition. Tehsildar along with local police officer reached the venue at about 03.30 PM on 30 April for inquiry. Organizers later submitted a list of the participants along with their consent for participation in the training. The inquiry led to proving the allegations as false and the training had been permitted to continue by press time.

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