Pastors Meeting Disrupted in Haryana, India

  November 23, 2013

  Haryana, Sonipat

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault


In Sonipat, Haryana, Hindu extremists disrupted a Christian meeting, accused a pastor of forceful conversion and vandalized a church on 23 Nov.

It was reported that at about 6:15 p.m., a mob of about 200 Hindu extremists shouting slogans barged into the second day and third day of a three days pastor convention, destroyed sound system, accused the main speaker of forceful conversion and tried to manhandle the Christians.

The police reached the spot and brought the situation under control. However, the Christians closed down the meeting earlier than they intended, to maintain peace.

On the third day, the Christians started the meeting under police protection. However, about 200 Hindu extremists’ mob shouting slogans massed up near the church premises again, forcefully entered in the church, saying that they have questions to ask the Pastor and started shouting while the pastor was preaching.

The police intervened and requested the Christians to wrap up the meeting to avoid further trouble. Subsequently, the meeting was closed down within an hour of its start.


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