Police in Madhya Pradesh arrested two Christians, charging them with abduction and forced conversion of minors, the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), a Christian advocacy group, has reported. Anita Joseph, 50, and Amrit Kumar, 51, were stopped by agents at the Indore Railway Station on Oct.23.
Speaking to Indian Express, Inspector Kunwarlal Warkade said that the police had been alerted by Hindu groups, who complained that Christians had abducted six children to take them to Mumbai and convert them. After the arrest, the children were taken to Child-line, an NGO that advocates and protects children and street kids. The police said that both accused and the children live in ‘Scheme 78,’ a Christian colony in Indore.
One of the two people arrested, Amrit Kumar, said he was with the children for the sole purpose of accompa-nying them to a prayer meeting. The agents admitt-ed that some of the children’s parents were aware of the reasons for the trip.