Two Christian women falsely acused in Tamil Nadu, India

  February 10, 2015

  Tamil Nadu, Vellore

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

On February 10, 2015 in Gudiyattam, Vellore, two persons were arrested for false allegations of promoting Christianity in the Gudiyattam Government Hospital. The police arrested Radha Krishnan (65) and H Anitha (39), who are cousins and residents of Melalathur. According to police officials, Anitha’s husband Henry Pula was a pastor in a church in Melalathur. He died 40 days ago due to a chronic disease. So, Anitha gave loaves of bread and Bibles to 60 patients in the government hospital as a form of ritual in Gudiyattam on Tuesday. A case was registered under section 447 (Punishment for criminal trespass) and 153 (A) (Promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) in Gudiyattam town police station.

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