Millennium Post

Additional security sought for churches on Christmas eve

Amid the proposed mass conversion ceremony by leaders of an Aligarh-based outfit here on December 25, the Christian community has sought for additional security for their churches in the city.

“Following reports that the organisers of this ‘ghar wapsi’ programme may shift their venue to different rural-based destinations in Aligarh and Hathras districts, we have stepped up intelligence operations in these areas,” DIG of Aligarh Zone Amit Agarwal said.

“The members of the Christian community had sought additional security for their churches in different parts of the city on Christmas eve and we have assured them of full protection under law,” he said.

Reverend Jonathan Lal of the Methodist Church, meanwhile, said that the leaders of the ruling Samajwadi government have assured full support to the community.

“Yesterday (Sunday), prominent local leaders of the ruling Samajwadi Party met us and gave an assurance regarding our safety and security. We are also satisfied by the security measures taken by the district authorities,” he said.

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