Christians in India arrested at wedding

August 13, 2019

Five men, five women and a 3-year-old girl were jailed following a raid at a Christian wedding in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan state, India.

A mob of 250 men armed with rods and wooden sticks arrived at the wedding and began cursing the guests and telling them to leave, sources said. Mob leaders accused the Christians of offering money to fraudulently convert poor people.

The Christians were charged with disturbing the peace. However, outcry from organizations and individuals made aware of the arrests resulted in the dropping of all charges against those arrested. 

India is ranked 10th on Christian support organization Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian. (MS)