Two Pentecostals arrested for ‘Forced Conversions’ in Chhattisgarh are Released

ICC Note:  Two Christians were arrested in India for allegedly forced conversion charges last week. The victims have now been released, but the anti-conversion law in India prevails in order to prevent conversions from Hinduism to any other religion.

7/20/2018 India (Asian News) –  The Christians arrested on false charges of forced conversion were released on bail yesterday, Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), told AsiaNews.

“On 13 July, Rev Thomas George and his wife, Binu, were falsely accused of forced conversions and arrested in Rajnandgaon, in the State of Chhattisgarh,” George explained.

Two days later, a church was attacked in Rajendra Nagar, near Raipur (Chhattisgarh) during a worship service. The attackers beat up the people present, men, women and children. Later, an angry mob of Hindu radicals attacked Christians at the police station.

For the GCIC president, “The Chhattisgarh incidents are very worrisome. Two attacks in two days are a symptom of a problem that concerns this and the neighboring state of Jharkhand.”

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