Evangelical Fellowship of India Press Release, November 30, 2011

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Rev. C. M. Khanna released on Bail

Rev. C M Khanna, Pastor of the All Saints Church from Srinagar, Kashmir has been released on bail, after spending 10 days in police custody at Kothi Bagh police station, Srinagar for a bond of Rs. 25,000.

Rev. Khanna had been accused of blasphemy under sections 295 A and section 153 A of the Ranbir Penal Code.

EFI welcomes this decision and would like people to remember that the Church has served the community in the valley for more than 130 years.

Pray for peace to prevail in the Kashmir valley and harmony to be maintained. Pray also for the political and religious leadership as they continue to work for peace and prosperity of the state and nation.

Issued By:
Rev. Dr. Richard Howell,
General Secretary
Evangelical Fellowship of India
New Delhi, India

Evangelical Fellowship of India (established 1951) is a charter member of World Evangelical Alliance, an accredited NGO with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations