Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Evangelist arrested near Ujjain

Police yesterday arrested an evangelist working with the Indian Evangelist Team in Ujjain, 140 kms from Bhopal on false claims and allegations made by a staunch Hindu militant group.

Evangelist Tulsi, 26 years old, was beaten and handed over to the police by the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) members on fabricated charges.

After Tulsi was handed over to the police at the Maksi police station, the officials along with the RSS goons made up false cases against him. They locked him alleging he is converting people to Christianity by force.

The Christians residing in the area, when requested the police to grant permission to meet Tulsi, were refused and asked to gain permission from the RSS leaders.

Furthermore, Tulsi was made to sign on blank papers by the police and even forced to recite Hindu religious chants for which he refused. “They even offered to free Tulsi if he can forsake Christianity,” added GCIC, a Christian Human Rights Group in Bangalore.

Tulsi has been charged under the IPC section 295 and 153.