Government official unlawfully demands an end to Christian religious worship activities

January 19, 2018 

Later that same day, at approximately 03 p.m., the pastor met with the Additional District Secretary (ADS). The ADS forcibly took the pastor’s mobile phone from him to ensure that he would not record their conversation. The ADS then reiterated the statements of the Land Officer and demanded the pastor stop conducting prayer meetings at this residence. When the pastor refused to do this, the ADS called a Buddhist monk in the area and told him that the monks could now decide on a course of action.