Police warned pastors not to indulge in forceful conversion or force anyone to attend prayer meetings after a mob of alleged Hindu extremists forcefully entered into a gospel meeting, accused the Christians of forceful conversion on July 27 in Dhanpuri in Shahdol district.
It was reported that a mob of about 300 extremists barged into a gospel meeting arranged by a new believer identified only as Kori at his house. Kori invited the local pastor and six pastors from the neighboring areas.
At about 7 p.m., some extremists barged into the house while some surrounded the house and accused the Christians of forceful conversion and alerted the police.
Police took the pastors and some believers to Dhanpuri Thana and questioned them. The police recorded the statements of the Christians and advised them not to indulge in forceful conversion or force anyone to attend their prayer services. All the pastors and believers were released at about 1 a.m. in the night.