Human Rights

Bajrang Dal leader arrested for disrupting camp

Agra: Police on 28 October arrested the leader of a Hindu radical group for inciting a mob to attack a medical camp a Church-based NGO organized near Agra. Rev. Prabhat Kashyap of Sparsh Sewa Samiti, who organized the October 25 event, said around 150 people came to the camp shouting anti-Christian slogans. They accused the medical team of converting people under the garb of medical treatment. The mob led by leaders of the Bajrang Dal asked for the permission letter for the medical camp. When Rev. Kashyap showed a copy, Digvijay Tiwari, one of the leaders, wanted one copy for himself. The Church leader refused to oblige since Tiwari did not represent any government authority. An angered Tiwari went back and returned an hour later with more people. The mob broke the tent structure, overturned chairs and tables and started manhandling people. The medical team ran to an adjacent building, but the mob chased and stopped them.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 November 2011 on page no. 11

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