Villagers threaten and verbally abuse pastor and his family for their faith

  August 24, 2020

  Maharajganj, Uttar Pradesh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

  Unsure/Others


On 24th August, 2020, a group of villagers barged into a pastor’s home in Maharajganj, Uttar Pradesh, and verbally abused him and his family for their faith in Jesus Christ. The pastor thereafter sought the help of the Village Head to resolve the issue. And even though after the said intervention, it seemed like the problem had been solved, the same group of assailants barged into his home at night in a drunk state and threatened him and his family for doing religious conversion of people in the village. The following day the pastor gave a written complaint regarding the incident at the local police station. Subsequently on 29th August, 2020, the police detained the pastor’s son along with some of the assailants and released his son only the next day.


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