|Persecution Report, March 19, 2010|
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The incident took place when Pastor Valsalan of Bethesda Assembly of God’s Church and his family were visiting a church member’s home when about 30 Hindu extremists barged into the house and accused the pastor of forceful conversion, reported our correspondent Walter Maben.
The extremists then filed a police complaint against the pastor of forceful conversion. Area Bharatiya Janata Member MLA and other extremists pressured the police authorities to arrest the pastor.
Police arrived on the spot and took the pastor to the station for questioning and later arrested him under Sections 295 (A) and 34 of the Indian Penal Code. The pastor was sent to central jail in Mangalore.