Yogi Adityanath's organisation halts prayers at a church

Prayers at a church in Uttar Pradesh were disrupted by a group of Hindu activists as they suspected a religious conversion in progress, police said on Saturday. Prayers at the Maharajganj church were stopped by the police after the office bearers of the Hindu Vahini created a ruckus and alleged that some people were leading a conversion event there. The Hindu Vahini leaders said that a group of foreign tourists from Ukraine and the US had come to the church with an aim to allure poor locals into converting to Christianity. Church authorities denied it

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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 :Kothibhaar
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Role of police Police is a part of the perpetrator :Not Available Current status Investigation has not begun
Charges Filed Other details The police asked the foreigners to return back to Delhi and has kept their passports and visa copies with them. Police also questioned them on how can they lead prayers if they are on a tourist visa.
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Date of incident: April 07, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Not Available
    Name of Perpetrator Not available
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Lucknow
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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