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Christian families socially boycotted in Central India

Two families were socially boycotted for refusing to recant their Christian faith over a week ago in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.


A village meeting convened on March 6th where the Hindu inhabitants decided that they will prevent the families from providing for themselves in the village. As part of the social boycott, the two Christian families were strictly prohibited from fetching drinking water from the only public water source in the village, forbidden to purchase groceries from the store in the village, and prevented from work.

According to Pastor Deepak Kumar, a village meeting convened on February 10th where the Christians were told by the village leaders to stop Christian prayers and gatherings in the village and were told to recant their faith in Jesus.

After the meeting, several Christians stopped attending prayers in the village, and gradually the number of Christians in the village dropped from 40 to 12.

When the two families making up the 12 remaining Christians refused to give up their faith, the village convened the March 6th meeting and decided to exclude the 2 Christian families through a social boycott.


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