âThe pastor complied and said he would fill out the customs form and pay penalties if necessary, but was instead arrested, with authorities confiscating the pastor’s funds and passport. Daring Authorities’ Arrest and Discrimination of an American National on the Basis of His Faith – Shows Actors of Religious Persecution in India, Have Granted Government Impunity, Further Encourage State Extremists, and non-states to continue their discriminatory and abusive actions against non-Hindus. “.
John Prabhudoss, president of the Federation of Indian Christian Associations of North America, was himself the victim of deportation despite a valid visa on the grounds that he had traveled to Kandhamal in Orissa, who had witnessed anti-Christian riots which resulted in death. hundreds, including a Catholic priest and the rape of a nun in broad daylight. Thousands of Christian homes have been destroyed by rioters.
Four other people who visited the Kandhamal area Mr. John Hutcheson, a North Carolina-based Green Tree Global associate, Ms. Virginia Farris, a former U.S. diplomat and current foreign policy adviser to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United, as well as Ms. Erin Weston and Ms. Valerie Payne, heads of Jubilee Campaign USA, have also been blacklisted by the Indian government.
The deportation of Mr Prabhudoss on his subsequent visit to India, despite being of Indian descent, is another example of selective punishment for a Christian immigrant to the United States.