Bajrang Dal members create ruckus in Belur Church

On Sunday the 28th of November, allegedly barged into a Christian Prayer Hall in Belur, Hassan district of Karnataka. As reported in Indian Express, the right-wing mob entered, created disturbance in the prayer hall, and stopped the prayer gathering. A video of the incident had been viral on Twitter showing a group of women having a verbal duel with the mob whilst they are forcing people out of the prayer hall. Belur Police officials had confirmed the incident to the Indian Express. In addition, they added that no complaint has been filed by either side. Pastor Thomas Johnson told the News Minute, "A few pastors were called and told to not conduct prayers saying right wing groups may attack them and the police will not be able to give them protection."

Other Informations
Source of information News Report Place of incident Place of worship
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Place of worship Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory :Pastor Thomas Johnson told the News Minute, Current status
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: November 28, 2021
Nature of Violence
  • Attack on religious festivals/place of worship
  • Harassment
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Attack against work/ideology/activism of individual or group
  • Name of the victim : Not specific individual(s)
    Name of Perpetrator Not Available
    State Karnataka
    District/City Hassan
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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