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14 pastors arrested on false accusation in K’taka
New Delhi/Dimapur, Apr 7 (Agencies/NPN)
Published on 7 Apr. 2010 11:44 PM IST
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Fourteen pastors were arrested by Karnataka police on Monday at Viraj Pet under Coorg district, Karnataka with false accusation allegedly for involving into forceful and fraud conversion.
Madhu Chandra, regional secretary, All India Christian Council (AICC) in a press release said that 14 pastors had gathered for prayer in one house on Monday morning when they were allegedly arrested by the police and detained.
Taking to Nagaland post over phone, Madhu Chandra ,Regional Secretary, AICC said that, “a group of people allegedly belonging to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Hindutva militant group, secretly recorded the prayers in their mobile and presented to Ponan Pet police station and following the complaint, the police arrested the pastors from the house, where they had gathered from prayer.
Questioning the attitude of the police, the AICC regional secretary said that police should have investigated the matter before acting on the mere allegation by some hinduva groups.
He further added that the Karnataka chapter of Christian Council would be sending a fact finding team and looking into the possibility of early release of the pastors.
It might be noted that the Christian minority in the state of Karnataka have been going through difficult time with false accusations leveled against the innocent pastors after hindutva government took over in early 2008. The law of the land has been misused by the hindutva fanatics to harass Christian minorities.
The pastors were still under police custody till filing of this report.

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