Christian wedding ceremony ambushed in India
02/10/2021 India (International Christian Concern) – According to the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA), a Christian wedding ceremony in Madhya Pradesh was disrupted on Wednesday, September 29, when Hindu nationalists broke into the ceremony claiming the bride s was an illegally convert from Hinduism.
Although both families of the bride and groom denied the allegations, police were called to the scene and the couple, along with their families, were taken to the police station.
While they were later released, UCA News reported that police have now opened an investigation into the marriage due to a complaint from organizations Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajarang Dal. âOpposed to Christians and their charitable workâ.
“It is very sad that Christians are just being targeted for their faithSaid Father Maria Stephen, public relations manager for the Catholic Church in Madhya Pradesh.
âThere has been an increase in attacks on Christians since the state amended an anti-conversion law more than three decades old in January. The new anti-conversion law gave unbridled power to the destructive elements so that they can now accuse anyone of religious conversion without even providing an iota of proof. ”
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