Image of three of the 11 Pastors with our BACA representative.
11 Christian church pastors who complained to the police about the anti-social behaviour of a local Hindu neighbour, were themselves arrested on false charges of harassment.
The 11 pastors were told to appear before a court and managed to raise the 50,000 Indian Rupee (£570) bail assurance bond through prayer and donations.
Juliet Chowdhry, Trustee for the BACA, said:
“11 Pastors have been forced to suffer loss of their liberty which has impacted on their ability of their churches to hold services and function normally despite their innocence.
“It beggars belief that a complaint about antisocial behaviour has resulted in so many Pastors being accused of harassment and arrested without any evidence but the testimony of a favoured Hindu.
“Moreover it is worrying that their legitimate concerns have been ignored by local police due to these false allegations of a chagrined Hindu citizen.
“Such double standard justice is dangerous as it implies that any Hindu seeking vengeance against a Christian can simply use local police services to settle vendettas.”
These 11 church leaders are seeking help with the cost of their legal battle and BACA has opened an appeal for them. If you would like to donate to help these pastors as they seek an end to the false charges laid against them please donate by clicking (here)
Some of the bail fine receipts paid for the 11 Pastors.