Two self-professed Christian pastors have been arrested for forcing a Sikh family to embrace Christianity in Kalanaur town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab. The accused have been identified as Balkar Masih and Jagtar Singh.
According to the Hindustan Times report, in the FIR, the complainant said, “The accused used to visit me at the poultry farm and insisted that I should visit the church. I refused and told them not to visit me again. However, they again came to me and asked me why I had not come. They also asked me to discard my faith and embrace Christianity.”
A video of the incident has been circulated on social media. In the clip, a member of a Sikh organisation could be heard saying, “This is clear proof of forced conversions. Genuine Christian spiritual leaders should take serious note of these ‘fake pastors’ and take measures to stop this practice (of forced religious conversions) to maintain communal harmony between the Sikhs and Christians.”