Christian man forced to chant Jai Shri Ram

19 April 2020: Hari Bahadur was allegedly forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. He had gone to visit a friend in his car due to the lockdown. A group of VHP workers arrived at his friend's house claiming that Hari was propagating Christianity. They brought along ASI Jagdish in order to show that people were being misled in the name of religion. The Police party came and performed a check of the house and the vehicle in which Hari had come while issuing a fine for the same. Later, a video surfaced showing that Hari was being forced by the workers to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Private Residence Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

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Main Information
Date of incident: April 19, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Hate Speech / Slander
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Hari Bahadur
    Name of Perpetrator Vishwa Hindu Parishad Workers
    State Himachal Pradesh
    District/City Kangra
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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