BIG BREAKING NEWS – MORE PRESSURE ON CHRISTIANS: Hindu extremists again putting more pressure on Christians [#IndiaPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 11/25
In Jhabua, a district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Hindu extremists are again putting more pressure on Christians.
On Monday afternoon, militants inspired by Hindutva, a Hindu-centred nationalist ideology, held a rally with hundreds of activists “denouncing” alleged conversion activities among tribal people in some of the district’s rural areas.
The incident comes after 9 people were seized during an organised prayer in the village of Manpur on December 10, last year. As usual Hindutva activists broke into a building where the religious service was underway and called the police.
A case was filed against the Christians under the state’s toughened up anti-conversion law.
Pictures of the incident show Christians, their hands tied, held under guard by a Hindu nationalist activist.
After they were taken to prison, they were released on bail.
Now the rally has further heightened tensions. Hindu extremists handed a memorandum over to the local police superintendent and the local magistrate.
In their 13-point petition, they demand a ban on meetings “for conversions and activities of this type”.
Similarly, they want all tribal people in Jabhua who convert to Christianity removed from the Scheduled Tribe list.
This would exclude them from all the benefits to which they would be otherwise entitled under that status.
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