Five Christians were arrested during a prayer service in India
On August 15, the police in Uttar Pradesh accused 37 individuals, including 19 women, of engaging in purported conversion charges in Jaunpur district's Rajjupur village.
Five individuals, three of whom were pastors, were detained and freed on bail the same day after being brought before a sub-divisional magistrate.
Pastor Dinesh Kumar told UCA News on Aug. 18 that on the occasion of Independence Day, “the Christian community was holding a prayer service in the Dalit colony of Rajjupur when a police force came and arrested five people.”
The community has long had Christian prayer services on Sundays and other significant days, according to the pastor.