Christian tribals in Maharashtra 'forced' by police to give up their religion

Maharashtra, India., Jan. 7 - Christian tribals who fled violence in Tilonda-Jambhulpada, a village in north Thane, have alleged the local police advised them to sign an undertaking that they will renounce their new religion.

Christian tribals in Maharashtra 'forced' by policMaharashtra, India

The tribals have been told that signing the undertaking is the only way to establish peace in the village that was torn by hostility between non-Christian tribals and neo-Christians on Christmas day.

The Thane police have denied that the tribals are under pressure to reconvert to their old religion.