Rightwing extremists terrorize Christian community

On 13th September 2020, Santosh Kannaujia- a clergyman was attacked at his home in the village of Bela in U.P by Yuva Shakti Sangathan. The head of Yuva Shakti Sangathan Praveen Dubey alleged the pastor of attempting to convert Hindus to Christianity in the nearby village of Cholapur whereas the pastor said that the gathering was just for doing prayer and because of the rumors he was attacked. He was defended and police was informed by the members of his community. The police arrived at the place of incident and protected further severe damages by arresting people from both the sides.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 100 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Private Residence Was cross FIR filed Yes
perpetrator Organizational Other public institutions Details of the FIR

Investigating agency U.P POLICE Victim's lawyer
Role of police Charges filed against the vicitm :The police stopped further serious violence and arrested the people from both sides Current status Not known
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Main Information
Date of incident: September 13, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Attack on religious festivals/worship
  • Harassment
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Allegation of religious conversion
  • Name of the victim : Santosh Kannaujia
    Name of Perpetrator Praveen Dubey
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Kannauj
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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