Dalit Christian sentenced to 3 year imprisonment

November 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Andhra Pradesh, India, newsletter-india, Persecution

Dalit Christian Andhra Pradesh, November 01, 2011: A Christian in New Paloncha, Khamman Dist (AP) is sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for accidentally pasting a poster over another religious poster during a campaign for an evangelical crusade that was to take place in October.

Mr. Burgula Prasad, a zealous Christian believer from Seetharampatnam village, Khamman District (AP), wanted to proclaim the Gospel of Christ to his village and made arrangements to organise a Crusade inviting eminent evangelist and speaker Dr. John Manga Charyulu. The Crusade was to take place from the 3rd of October to the 5th of October.

In order to create awareness about the crusade, Mr. Prasad and his team went about placing posters on various public locations in and around the village. While doing this they accidentally placed a poster over another poster in Indranagar Colony in New Paloncha. This created a stir among the locals who started protest and created a road block.

Mr. Prasad was called in by the New Paloncha town police where he apologised to the police and the demonstrators. Mr. Prasad was then left free but after a month, on the 28th of October he was summoned by the police who informed him about an FIR filed against his name. As a result of the FIR, he has been sentenced to 3 years imprisonment on a non-bailable case.

Mr. Prasad is a dalit from an economically impoverished family, and has a wife and two children.

– aicc

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