Cops halt church prayer

Police in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district halted a prayer by over 100 people, including American tourists, to investigate allegations of forced conversion made by the right-wing Hindu Yuva Vahini, which was founded by Chief Minister of the state, Yogi Adityanath.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Place of worship
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Place of worship perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0
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Role of police Need confirmation Current status Not known :The US tourists were let off after police checked their visas and relevant documents. Police promised a probe and adequate action.
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Date of incident: April 08, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Attack on religious infrastructure/Festivals/worship
  • Causal factors
  • Allegation of religious conversion
  • Name of the victim : Unknown
    Name of Perpetrator Hindu Yuva Vahini
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Maharajganj
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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