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GARHWA: Three Korwa tribal households in a Jharkhand village have been allegedly fined, caned and made to do sit-ups after a kangaroo court docket declared them social outcasts for changing to Christianity not too long ago. The incident occurred at Khala village below Dhurki block of Garhwa district on January 22, sources mentioned.
Jaiwardhan Kumar, the subdivisional Justice of the Peace of Banshidhar Nagar, confirmed receiving details about the alleged backlash towards conversions within the space. “Reports of some villagers being targeted in Khala village have come to my notice, but there is no official confirmation yet. Can’t say anything more before an investigation into the matter is carried out,” he mentioned.
The Korwas are formally categorised as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group. Around two dozen households from each the Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste communities have transformed to Christianity within the space over the previous 12 months, villagers claimed.
The three Korwa households allegedly focused for changing have been fined Rs 25,051 every, moreover being subjected to caning and compelled to do 110 sit-ups.
“A priest from Bihar has been staying in a rented lodging at Dhurki for round a 12 months. It appears he, together with two of his aides, are liable for the conversions,” Dhurki block pramukh Vinod Korwa mentioned.


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