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Christmas celebration disrupted by Hindu group - DOTO

Christmas celebration disrupted by Hindu group

In Assam, according to a report by NDTV, the Bajrang Dal was also involved in impeding the Christmas midnight mass celebrations in Silchar. The men allegedly forced their way into the church and demanded that the celebration be shut down as Hindus could not take part in the festivities. They claimed that they did not take issue with Christians celebrating Christmas but could not permit Hindus to do so as it was also ‘Tulsi Diwas’. “We are not against Christmas… let only Christian celebrate Christmas. We are against Hindu boys and girls participating in Christmas function. Today it was Tulsa Diwas of Hindus, but no one celebrated. It hurts our sentiments… everyone is saying Merry Christmas. How will our religion survive?” one of the attackers (who was wearing a saffron cap) said in a video circulated online. Visuals also showed a group of people - presumably those stopped from celebrating Christmas - standing outside the gates of the church with a handful of policemen standing about.

Other Informations
Source of information News Report Place of incident Place of worship
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Place of worship Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation : Assam police have taken cognisance of the the videos and detained two people. Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
Civil society reports

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Main Information
Date of incident: December 25, 2021
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Celebration of Festivals
  • Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator Undisclosed
    State Assam
    District/City Cachar
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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