Three Christians Arrested in Karnataka, India

  June 21, 2012

  Dharwad, Karnataka

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment


Karnataka police arrested three Christians on charges of “Abetment of a thing” in Hubli, after Hindu extremists verbally abused and snatched the tracts from them on June 21.

At about 2:30 p.m. Pastor Manjunath and Evangelists Smt. Stella and Smt Bhavani from the Indian Church of Christ were distributing gospel tracts when the Hindu extremists’ activists came and started tackling them and verbally abused them.

They also snatched all the handbills from them and sent for the police who came and took them to the Durgadabail police station. After questioning, the police arrested the Christians under Section 107 of the Indian Penal code for “Abetment of a thing”.

After area Christian leaders’ intervention, they were released later that evening.

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