Monday, March 02, 2009

Christians beaten by the police in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Mar 1, 2009: The House of Fellowship church is situated in Dehradun (Uttarakhand) on the Shimla Road and is 8 kms from the Dehradun railway station. For the past few months an unidentified group had been deliberately disturbing the church’s Sunday worship by playing music at a high volume at the time of the service. The Pastor of the church Kuldeep Singh Chadhdha went to the Patel Nagar police station which is 3 kms from the Dehradun railway station and filed an FIR against the culprits.

Today at 10:00 a.m. the police came and instead of taking the culprits to task, they beat up church believers Sanjay Verma (37) and his wife Maya Verma (26) and put them in the lock up. After Pastor Kuldeep went to the police station and took up the issue, they released them in the afternoon around 2:30 p.m.

Now the police is asking Pastor Kuldeep and his church to compromise with the culprit group. If they do not agree to compromise, the police have threatened to beat up the believers again.

Please pray for the safety of the believers and their pastor and for the resolution of this issue

Source: GCIC