Uttar Pradesh

Police in Indian State of Uttar Pradesh threaten and extort Christian families

4th July 2017 Surinder Kaur
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Seven Christian families from two separate villages in Bahraich district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have been allegedly facing extortion at the hand of the local police who first disrupted their Church services, arrested six Christians along with a pastor and later threatened the rest, with arrest if they do not pay up.

Mass Conversion in UP Sparks Outrage in Parliament, Government Asked to Explain

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AGRA: The mass conversion of some 200 people in Uttar Pradesh on Monday raised sharp protests in Parliament today with the opposition demanding that the government give an explanation.

In the Rajya Sabha, opposition MPs attacked the BJP over the conversion ceremony organized reportedly by groups linked to the ruling party's ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, who have announced another event in Aligarh.

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310 Christians "reconverted" to Hinduism with threats

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Uttar Pradesh: 310 Christians "reconverted" to Hinduism with threats
by Nirmala Carvalho
It is the third incident in less than two months in the northern Indian state. Brahmins (priests), and Hindu radicals have "sacrificed" Bibles to their gods and given sacred books to the Christians to validate the ceremony. Christian leader: "alarming trend".

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Uttar Pradesh, Hindu radicals "reconvert" forcefully 23 Christians

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by Nirmala Carvalho
The people involved had chosen Christianity two years ago. The ceremony of "reconversion" was organized by two extremist groups, which in the Indian state promotes the so-called "homecoming programs “. Christian leader: "Groups prey on simplicity of the people and indulge in a propaganda of hatred against Christianity."
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - At least 23 people in Uttar Pradesh have been reconverted to Hinduism, two years after choosing to embrace Christianity. The reconversion ceremony which took place yesterday, was held in Trilochan Mahadev temple as part of a so-called "homecoming program" organized by the Hindu radical associations Sant Ravidas Dharma Raksha Samiti and Sri Gram Devta Pujan Samiti.
The District Magistrate, Subhash LY, has dismissed this as "a matter of faith." But for Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), these programs are "mischievous and misleading" going against "the principles of the Indian Constitution."

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