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Madhya Pradesh: abducted and beaten, two Christians are arrested by police for "forced conversions"

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Madhya Pradesh: abducted and beaten, two Christians are arrested by police for "forced conversions"

Nirmala Carvalho

Rev Ramlal Kori, a Pentecostal minister, and a friend named Nandalal were abducted by Hindu radicals in the village of Gadra, dragged into the forest and beaten with sticks. The police found them eight hours later tied to a tree. Instead of arresting the criminals, the authorities detained the Christians on the basis of the state’s anti-conversion law.

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Extreme Hindu activists kidnapped pastor Rampal Kori ,38, Nand Lal ,49, in Madhya Pradesh-India

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Extreme Hindu activists kidnapped pastor Rampal Kori ,38, Nand Lal ,49, a member of his church, on July 21 night from a house at Mauganj tehsil in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh, where they were leading a prayer meeting
According to Pastor Kori, their abductors tied them to a tree and beat them up with wooden sticks, kicked and punched accusing them of indulging in religious conversion, a charge they deny.
Even though the police rescued them in an early morning operation, on July 22, eight hours after their abduction, they were sent to jail on the same day charging them with hurting Hindu religious sentiments and violating the provisions of the stringent anti-conversion law that restrains conversion through allurement or force.

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Satna church row: Pastor, wife held on conversion charge

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THREE Christians were arrested on Sunday from near a prayer hall in Aber village in Satna district on charges of allegedly conducting conversions by force and hurting religious sentiments, said local police. The accused were later sent to judicial custody after a local court rejected their bail application. Police said they had acted on a complaint from three villagers who alleged that they were promised jobs after converting to Christianity a fortnight ago but felt hurt when attempts were made to tear images of Hindu gods during Sunday prayers at the hall. Residents said police were accompanied by right-wing activists during the arrests.

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Madhya Pradesh, Hindu extremists stone Protestant church

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Nirmala Carvalho

The incident happened in the early hours of this morning. According to the fundamentalists, two parishioners damaged saffron flags (the symbol color of Hindu nationalism) exposed outside the church for the festival of Rama. The US religious freedom Commission's report confirms the escalation of violence against Christians in India.
Jobat (AsiaNews) - A mob of 500 Hindu right-wing activists have attacked a Protestant church damaging the entrance and throwing stones at the faithful. The incident happened in the early hours of this morning in Jabat, in Madhya Pradesh. Hindu extremists reacted to the alleged damage to the saffron-colored flags (the symbol color of nationalists) exposed outside the church on the occasion of Ram Navmi festival ( which marks the birth of Rama).
The president of the local branch of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP, the Hindu ultra-nationalist ruling party), has been reported to police on charges of riot, damage to a place of worship corruption and violence against women.
Meena Chauhan, superintendent of Alirajpur district police, said that "the problems started at nine o'clock last night, when some people came to us with a complaint against Nirmal Raymind Nigam and his brother, accused of damaging the saffron flags they had placed near the church on the occasion of the festival ". The police immediately registered the complaint, by sending a patrol to arrest the two.

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