There’s a bright spot amongst all the news coming out of India’s Jammu and Kashmir states.

According to Lee DeYoung with Words of Hope, Rev. Chander Mani Khanna–accused of bribing Muslim young people to convert to Christianity–is free, and the case against him is dismissed for lack of evidence.

The bad news is: the stress silenced the pastor. “He retired officially from the only open church in Kashmir, (that is the All Saint’s Church in Srinagar), in mid-January. The church is still there, but at this point, it seems as if Christian activity has been driven completely underground and has been severely curtailed.”

DeYoung confirms the Compass Direct News report saying because no charges were filed against him, the state’s High Court on Feb. 11 halted proceedings in the police complaint of “promotion of religious enmity by conversions” against Khanna.

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