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American evangelist prohibited from preaching

Thiruvananthapuram: American evangelist David Terrel has been prohibited from preaching during a church convention near here, police said. Currently in India on a business visa at the invitation of Church of South India to deliver a sermon at the annual convention at Amaravila near here, Mr Terrel had been restricted from preaching as it would be a ‘violation’ of visa norms, the police said.
They said the visa did not allow missionary activities. Mr Terrel and the church authorities were apprised of the situation and they agreed to refrain from delivering the sermon.The police action followed a complaint by the local Hindu Aikyavedi unit about the possibility of Mr Terrel preaching at the religious convention.