|Several Christians were falsely accused of|
forcibly converting people of other religions.
On July 13, pastors AB Singh, Ganga Prasad, and Robert of the Gospel Messengers Team (GMT) led a weekly prayer meeting for about 150 Christians at the house of Om Prakash. At 11 a.m., a group of about 75 people led by known leaders of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party interrupted the meeting. They threatened everyone present and falsely accused the pastors of forcible conversion and paying people to attend the meeting.
The police arrived shortly after, arresting the pastors along with Om Prakash and his wife.
Hundreds of supporters appeared at the police office to declare the prisoners’ innocence. The police had promised to release the Christians the same day.
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