Police personnel questioned the pastor and family at the police station to produce the permission letter in Coimbatore

  October 6, 2018

  Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

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

  Women


On 6th October 2018, Police personnel questioned the pastor and family at the police station to produce the permission letter in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

A year ago, Pastor and family rented a house here in Saravanampatty, Coimbatore and started to conduct worship service, around 30 members come for the worship service.

On 2nd October Church celebrated first anniversary and during the celebration, few police personnel along with hindutva extremists came to the church and took the pictures of the church. Police also enquired about the church activities and one of the personnel asked Pastor and family to report in the police station.

Pastor and his wife went to the station the same day. Inspector told them they need to obtain permission from Collector’s office in order to be able to conduct prayer meetings and asked to show up at the station on 8 Oct, 2018, inspector asked them to come with documents.


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