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Christians in detention for evangelization in south India

October 05, 2011

Police in India’s southern Andhra Pradesh state have imprisoned eight evangelists after Hindu fundamentalists accused them of attempting “forceful conversion.”

The Evangelical Fellowship of India has said that members of the Brethren Church, from the state of Kerela, had permission from police to preach the Gospel. But while they were preaching, a mob led by Hindu extremists surrounded them and took them to the police station. The police promptly charged them with "promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion" and sent them to jail. Arrested on September 23, they have not yet been released on bail.


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