New Delhi, Feb 19: Members of the Christian group staged a protest at Jantar Mantar right here on Sunday towards alleged “assaults on church buildings, violence and arrests” in several components of the nation.
“We’re being accused of forcibly changing folks to Christianity. Church buildings are being attacked, our individuals are being overwhelmed up and arrested. The group members live in a continuing state of panic,” Steven from Uttar Pradesh stated.
He claimed that the nation noticed “525 circumstances of atrocities towards the members of the group in 2021 and 600 circumstances in 2022”.
“In Uttar Pradesh, the variety of such circumstances elevated from 70 in 2020 to 183 in 2022,” he claimed.
Shivpal from Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh alleged that the state police has been arresting folks over allegations of compelled conversions.
“We’re not even allowed to wish in our homes. Just a few girls had been arrested for providing prayers throughout a birthday celebration,” he stated.
One of many FIRs filed towards the members of the group names an 11-year-old and an individual who died in 2010, Steven alleged.
“Church buildings are being attacked and our group members harassed in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and plenty of different states. Circumstances are being filed towards them on the premise of false costs. Now we have come right here to specific solidarity with our brothers and sisters,” Poonam, who got here from Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh, stated.
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