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Persecution Watch, May 18, 2016
Hindu extremists announce campaign against Church in Satna, MP Panel member says Christians should be tried for sedition
BJP members trespass private property, vandalize it and allege conversion in Shivrajpur, Uttar Pradesh
Hindu extremists stone church in Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh
Pastor from Jharkhand found dead and mutilated in Rourkela, Odisha
Pastor forcibly taken to police station in Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu
Pastors detained by police in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Christian arrested for distributing Gospel tracts

Incidents of Persecution Reported from 5 states of India...


Pastor threatened at Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu

May 1, 2016: According to reports, Hindu fundamentalists led by Tamil Selvan and Govindaraj, leaders of the Kundadam branch of the Hindu Munnani, forced themselves into the house of Pastor Yabez Bharathi and threatened the family. The mob surrounded the house and hurled abuses at the Pastor and his family. They demanded that the Pastor vacates the house and leaves, and that no Christian activity such as prayer be conducted in the area. The Pastor and his family had moved into their newly constructed house that evening itself. Pastor Yabez leads a Church near the area. The Christians contacted the local police station at Odiyoor and the police was able to control the situation.