Villagers file complaint against house church; Christians accused of religious conversions

  April 6, 2017

  Andhra Pradesh, Guntur

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Restrictions on religious assembly

On 6th April 2017, a villager from Guntur village, Andhra Pradesh, made a compliant to the grievances cell of the village council against a pastor of a house church, stating that Christians don’t have permission to run a church and they are carrying out religious conversions.

On the basis of the complaint, the village council and the local police looked into the matter.

The local police visited the pastor’s house and found none of the allegations to be true.
However, the villagers seem to have taken up this issue as the area is inhabited by a Hindu majority.

The pastor was called to the village council meeting, where villagers protested against the church with abusive words.

The village council is trying to settle the matter through compromise.

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