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Seven pastors jailed on false forced conversion claims in India

According to the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA), seven pastors were arrested during a prayer meeting in Northern India’s Uttar Pradesh on the 10th of October, for allegedly violating the states anti-conversion law.


Since their arrest, the pastors have been charged with “illegal assembly”, and remain in jail. “We will move bail applications and are hopeful that they will be out of jail soon,” said one of their lawyers, Ashish Kumar.

Anti-conversion laws are widely abused in India. Radical nationalists falsely accuse Christians of forcefully converting individuals to Christianity to justify harassment and assault. 


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