Mumbai Mirror | By Alka DhupkarAlka Dhupkar | Sept. 4, 2019
Police issue notice to organisers asking them to seek permission in future. Workers from the Bajrang Dal – the youth wing of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad – barged into a prayer meeting organised by Protestant Christians in a BMC school at Worli Naka on Sunday. Suspecting that it was a cover for religious conversions, the Bajrang Dal workersfirst video-recorded the meeting, organised by the New Life Fellowship Association, before calling the police.
Rather than book the activists for harassment or trespassing, the police acted on their complaint and issued a notice under Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code to Allen Salins, a pastor from Mangalore who was the chief guest at the program.
They also issued a similar notice to the Bajrang Dal activists, warning them not to not barge into such meetings in the future. The notice mentioned that the activists did not have the authority to take matters into their own hands and should have approached the police.