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7 Christian preachers jailed under IPC Section 295 A for alleged ‘forcible’ conversion bid in UP

Anuja Jaiswal | TNN | Updated: Dec 6, 2017,

AGRA: Mathura police arrested seven Christian preachers on Monday night for allegedly carrying out a "forcible conversion campaign" in a village in the district. The arrested preachers were produced in court on Tuesday and remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.
According to some villagers, the missionaries have been active in the area, Irauli Gurjar, for the past one month and have been distributing Bible to residents. One of them alleged that since no one was paying heed to their pleas, on Monday night they turned aggressive and tried to "forcibly convert" some schedule caste families. Around 700 people from SC groups reside in the village.


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Iran: Christian woman not released despite termination of sentence

1st August-2017

With the completion of the prison sentence of prisoner of conscience Maryam Naghash Zargaran, her family were informed on Friday, July 28, 2017, to go to Evin Prison to receive their prisoner.
The family waited long hours, but prison authorities did not release Ms. Zargaran. Neither did they give a clear answer in response to Maryam Zargaran’s protest.