Two Christian women falsely acused in Tamil Nadu

On February 10, 2015 in Gudiyattam, Vellore, two persons were arrested for false allegations of promoting Christianity in the Gudiyattam Government Hospital. The police arrested Radha Krishnan (65) and H Anitha (39), who are cousins and residents of Melalathur. According to police officials, Anitha’s husband Henry Pula was a pastor in a church in Melalathur. He died 40 days ago due to a chronic disease. So, Anitha gave loaves of bread and Bibles to 60 patients in the government hospital as a form of ritual in Gudiyattam on Tuesday. A case was registered under section 447 (Punishment for criminal trespass) and 153 (A) (Promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) in Gudiyattam town police station

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Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Hindu
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Gudiyattam town police station, section 447 (Punishment for criminal trespass) and 153 (A) (Promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance

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Date of incident: February 10, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Unlawful Detention
  • Causal factors
  • Attack against work/ideology/activism of individual or group
  • Name of the victim : Radha Krishnan, Anitha
    Name of Perpetrator Police
    State Tamil Nadu
    District/City Vellore
    Party In Power / Incidents AIADMK - All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
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