Police official stopped the prayer meeting on the basis of complaint by the hindutva extremists in Erode

  May 4, 2018

  Erode, Tamil Nadu

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Restrictions on religious assembly

  Women


On 4th May 2018, Police official stopped the prayer meeting on the basis of complaint by the hindutva extremists in Pulliampatti, Erode, Tamil Nadu.

Hindutva extremists complaint to the police station to stop the prayer meeting. Police asked the pastor to produce the approval documents for conducting the prayer meetings. Pastor along with the believers told Sub Inspector that it is a house where family and friends gather for prayers.

In fact SI refused to accept the explanation from the Pastor despite producing the copy of Madurai High Court order but police said that Christians need approval from district collector’s(DC) office. Christians complied and communicated that they will ask their authorized representative to visit DC’s office.


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