Youth hit,church attacked on rumours of conversion

A youth was thrashed by activists of a saffron outfit in Varanasi on Thursday for allegedly Propagating Christianity. The mob beat the Vinod Maurya alleging after converting to Christianity, Maurya was influencing his friends to convert.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Market
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Unknown
Location of incident Market Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation Current status
Charges Filed section 452 (trespassing) and 427 (causing damage) of the IPC Other details
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Main Information
Date of incident: October 04, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Attack on religious infrastructure/Festivals/worship
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Allegation of religious conversion
  • Name of the victim : Vinod Maurya
    Name of Perpetrator Right wing hindutva activist
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Varanasi
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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