An independent Christian ministry which has been functional for 20 years, with 120 members, in Rangareddy district of Telangana, have been facing pressure for the last 2 months from police and neighbors to stop conducting Sunday prayer meetings.
Neighbors have been complaining about the sound due to Sunday worship service. Police also said that because of the number of people who come to attend the meeting, the street becomes congested.
It is reported that the police officer from the commissioner’s office had come twice in the past to inspect the volume level. Upon inspection, it had been found that the volume level is within permissible limits and does not cause any disturbance.
However, on 29th January 2017, the worship service was disrupted yet again by Hindutva activists on the pretext of loud sound coming from the church.