A mob of 200 people attacked the church


Two days after the attack on the church in Roorkee and the people praying there, the police are yet to nab the accused. Charges have been registered against more than 200 people in the FIR. The case pertains to Roorkee in Haridwar district in Uttarakhand. On Sunday, October 3, a crowd of more than 200 people suddenly entered a church in the city. The people involved in the crowd are accused of vandalizing there and also attacked the people who had gathered there to pray. State Police Chief DGP Ashok Kumar has told reporters that an FIR has been registered in the matter and necessary legal action will be taken. Haridwar SP (Rural) Pramendra Singh Dobal told reporters that some people had also suffered injuries in the attack and one of them has been admitted to a hospital in Dehradun.

Accusing the ‘Bajrang Dal’, he also told that the police has started investigating the matter. More than 200 people have been named in the FIR but no accused has been arrested so far. The FIR was registered on the complaint of Prio Sadhana, the wife of the priest of the church. He told in his complaint that on the day of the attack, about a dozen people had gathered in the church for prayers when a crowd of more than 200 men and women entered the church. According to the sadhana, these people were carrying iron poles in their hands. Were. They abused the people gathered there, ransacked the church, snatched mobile phones and valuables and even attacked people.

Sadhna also told in her complaint that the attackers belonged to Bajrang Dal and other Hindutva organizations but the police have said that the allegation will be investigated. Attacks in several states Media reports have claimed that the state government has authorized district superintendents of all 13 districts to use the National Security Act for the next three months in view of incidents of violence in some districts. Similar attacks have taken place on churches in several states including Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh in the past few months. Professor Apoorvanand of Delhi University wrote on Twitter, quoting activist John Dayal, that on October 3, apart from Roorkee, some people in Jwalapur, Haridwar, broke a prayer meeting in a church and threatened people. According to him, on the same day in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, the police called a priest to the police station, questioned him accusing him of converting and then left. On the same day, in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, priest Nandu Nathaniel and his wife were arrested for converting.


Concern in America also on the same day an Evangelist pastor and his church were attacked in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh. A church was also attacked in Mahasamand, Chhattisgarh. Last month, several priests wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, urging him to intervene to stop the ongoing anti-Christian violence across the country. In the same year, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom said in a report that “religious freedom” was being systematically “grossly violated” because of Hindu nationalist policies promoted by the Indian government. The Indian government had rejected the results of the report as biased and baseless. (With information from AFP).



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