Srinagar Pastor, Pastor Paul Augustine, Released on Bail

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Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir: 02-04-2015 – Pastor Paul Augustine, GCIC Coordinator in Jammu & Kashmir, who was arrested along with 3 other members of his congregation after the Worship Service on Sunday, 29-03-2015, have been released on bail on 01-04-2015, Wednesday evening, after detaining them in the police lock up for four days. In the midst of the Holy Week schedule, Pastor Paul has to keep running now for a permanent bail for his church members as well as for himself.

As reported earlier, Pastor Paul Augustine was conducting his Sunday morning worship service on 29-03-2015 at the regular church allotted for Christians to have their prayer services at the Recruit Training Centre of the CRPF at Humama in Srinagar. On that day, the worship service though scheduled for 8.30 a.m. was delayed a bit due to the heavy rains in the Kashmir Valley and the service actually began at about 9 in the morning. Though he has a total congregation of about 100 believers, only about 40 were present on that Sunday morning. A friend of his, one Bro. Philip from Udampur was also present in the church along with a guest of his. Also, some Muslim friends were present in the church.


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Pastor Paul Augustine our coordinator in Kashmir was arrested near CRP camp Srinagar today at 10 am where he went to attend the Sunday service.Some Moulavis came along with Kashmir police and arrested.He is held in Srinagar police station. Please pray for his release.


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