Christians Arrested in Madhya Pradesh for ‘Forced Conversions’

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Madhya Pradesh (AsiaNews) Police in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, arrested on Sunday three evangelical Christians for forced conversion and insulting Hindu religious sentiment.

V.A. Anthony of the Brethren Assembly Church, his wife Prabha and another woman were taken into custody as they returned from Aber, where they go every week to lead prayers. They were jailed after their demand for bail was turned down.

Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), slammed the arrests. He told AsiaNews that the three Christians are innocent people “who were detained based on false allegations of forced conversions.”

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    India needs religious freedom. The Dalits need human rights.

    • hytre64

      So does the USA.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Yes. It’s sad. Unlike India, USA was created by the Christians for Christian happiness. We must fight back for liberty. There is no honor whatsoever in submitting to sexual pervs in free nations.

  • Would it help to explain to Hindus that it is not possible to force someone to convert to Christianity? Bodily forcing a man into a church or any series of meetings of Christian colour cannot make him a Christian. Even throwing a bucket of water on a man does not constitute baptism.