In Jounpur district, Utter Pradesh. From 24th December till today, there are 11pastors in the Jail at the moment. Tomorrow is Sunday, our brothers in Jounpur are continuously trying to get bail for these 11 members, on 31st December Monday all the 11bail pitions will be tendered by our brothers in the Court, please pray that all the pititions be responded positively. January 1st is holiday again, Think about our brothers spending the last day of the year and 1 day of the New year in custody and the plight of their families and congrigations, these all are pastors having congrigations of more than 100 members,, Please announce in your respective churches for prayer in tomorrow’s Sunday service.
*- Laxmi Narsimha Rao Thota*
Pastor Rakesh Singh has been conducting prayers since last 5 years at
Village :Poore Pandey Patulki,
Near : Lakshman Pur,
Police Station : Jethwara.
Block : Lal Ganj
District : Pratapgarh.
State : Uttar Pradesh.
It is an independent ministry called “Vikas Jan Seva Santhan”.
More than 1500 people were gathering for Sunday prayer meeting until the middle of November 2018 when police from Jethwara station ( Mobil e No : 09454404111) came and communicated to Christians that in order to continue with the prayer meeting a permission is required from SDM (Sub Divisional Majistrate ) of Lal Ganj.
Christians have submitted, the request for permission, to SDM requesting to allow Christians to continue prayers there, for more than two weeks now. In return, SDM sent the letter of permission request and instructed Jethwara police station for survey and find the facts on the matter and to do the surveillance and submit a report back to SDM office.
But the reports have not submitted back to SDM and the prayers are stopped for three weeks on account of this.
The Local Police is completely biased and they have also asked them not to have Christmas celebration on 25th December.
Please pray for the believers in this area as they are discouraged and sad.
As a citizen of a free contry like India it is outragious , limiting the religious freedom of a group belonging to a perticular faith is unconstitutional.
Please pray and if possible call the police station and district administration and ask for justice.
Today on Sunday, 25/11/2018
Around 12:00 pm
Pastor Phoolchand Masih & Munna Bharti are independent Pastors serving in Ghazipur District. During Sunday worship with more than 250 believers in the church in village Singera suddenly 35-40 people from High caste Hindu back ground from RSS and Hindu Yuva Vahini group. came and distrupted the prayer meeting. They called local Police and handed over both pastors to the local police. They accused pastors that they are alluring poor villagers by offering them money and job and converting them to Christianity.
The mob kept shouting anti Christian slogan. Later on 30-35 believers surrounded Mardah Police Station in support of both Pastors since Pastor Phoolchand Masih is almost 80 years old they released him but Pastor Munna Bharti is still in custody we are trying to speak to police officials authorities so that Pastor Munna will also be released soon. Pastor Pyare Lal and Pastor Nandu are on the way to Mardah Police Station.
Police Station – Mardah
State – Uttar Pradesh
Today on 25/11/2018 Pas. Anil Rajbhar and Pas. Rakesh mauryas’ church has been attacked at around 11AM by a mob of 25 miscreants contentiously with deliberate intentions to damage the religious beliefs , shouting anti Christian slogans disrupted the Sunday worship service, outraging the religious beliefs of the congrigation,vandalised church. In the Village of Barsathi, Barshi block. District Jounpur. Uttar Pradesh.