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Six people were arrested for disrupting a prayer meeting on Easter Sunday, alleging that conversions were being made there.

Christian Today India (04/21/06) – MANGALORE: The Mangalore East police on Monday arrested six persons on charges of destroying property and disrupting a prayer meeting at Students’ Christian Movement Hall on Mission Compound, Balmatta, on Easter Sunday. (See ‘Easter marred by violence in Karnataka’

Those arrested are Rajesh Shetty and Avinash of Thokkottu, and Hema Chandra, Ramesh, Dhanraj and Mohandas of Kavoor.

The accused had reportedly carried out the attack alleging that conversions were being made at the venue of the meeting. They allegedly barged in the prayer hall as soon as all the men left. They damaged the furniture and the public address system, and threatened the women and children.

B. Dayananda, Superintendent of Police, has issued instructions to firmly deal with any attempt to disrupt peace. The Bantwal police have not been able to arrest those involved in an attack at a prayer hall of the Believers Church of India at Bantaguri on Sunday.