Mob attacked christian pastor in Lakimpur Kheri

Radical Hindu groups cracked down on Christians which has led to the jailing of at least eight Christians on charges of forced conversion in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. Pastor Ram Kumar and Gokran were assaulted by a mob of angry Hindus during a prayer service. Police arrived and arrested the Pastors whereas the perpetrators were let off. They were then released on bail on Friday, five days after their arrest. There was a group of 50 people at the prayer service which is held on Sundays.

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Source of information Civil society reports Place of incident Place of worship
Number of victims 8 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Place of worship Was cross FIR filed Yes
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Both the pastors were charged with blasphemy under section 295A of the Indian Penal Code banning “deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious bel

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Charges filed against the vicitm :Arrested victims and took no action against perpetrators. Current status
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
Civil society reports

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Main Information
Date of incident: September 15, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Demolition/Attack on property
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Allegation of religious conversion
  • Name of the victim : Ram Kumar, Gokran
    Name of Perpetrator Undisclosed
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Lakhimpur Kheri
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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