Monday, March 31, 2008

Christians arrested in MP

News just came in about 4 pastors belonging to GFA who have been arrested in the Ratlam district of MP. On the 28th March 08, the pastors were with a crowd of Christians watching movies on the life of Jesus, when police arrested them.
According to reports they were presented to the local magistrate on the 29th but they case has been postponed till April 1st 2008. The police it seems purposely presented them to the magistrate late in the evening so that bail would not be granted.
They have been charged under sections 3 and 4 of the MP freedom of religion bill.
Local Christians say that more arrests of Christian pastors are being forecasted in the area, as the police have become pawns at the hands of the Hindutva elements sitting in Bhopal.