Prayer meeting disrupted; Christians accused of religious conversion

  April 4, 2017

  Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Restrictions on religious assembly, Social Ostracism

On 3rd April 2017, at Janjgir, Champa, Chhattisgarh, a mob of religious extremists disrupted an open-air Christian meeting. This meeting was supposed to be a 3 days prayer meeting (3rd – 5th April 2017).

The Christians had permission from the SDM to conduct the prayer meeting.

The mob leveled allegations that the Christians have been getting foreign funds and carrying out religious conversion work.

The prayer meeting has been brought to a halt, and the Christians have been asked to come to the local police station for further inquiry.

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