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Christians to hit Capital roads, TMC offers support

Those who have expressed their concern will gather at Cathedral Church and will march towards Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence at 17 Akbar Road.

Trinamool Congress MP, Derek O’Brien tweeted, “If u live in Delhi pl join protest against targeted arson on places of worship.Thurs 5 Feb 9.30 GPO/Cathedral to Home Min res. No party flags.”

In last few weeks more than five incidents of attacks on churches have been reported in Delhi, causing a sense of fear among the Christian community. Interestingly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kept silence over the issue in the Parliament despite repeated protest by the opposition in the winter session.

The home ministry has already sought a report from Delhi Police on the status of security at religious places following the ransacking-cum-theft incident at St. Alphonsa’s church in South Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area.

The ministry has also asked the police to send a report about the action taken in earlier cases of attacks on four other Delhi churches. They were also directed to ensure the security of religious places, especially of minority communities.

Earlier, on December 24, 2014, Delhi Archbishop Anil JT Couto along with other Christian delegates met the Prime Minister and raised their concerned over the attacks on churches. Speaking to the Millennium Post Spokesperson Delhi Catholic Archdiocese Savarimuthu Sankar said, “We are really concerned over the attacks and improper investigation in the matter. We want the govt to take adequate measures for our safety.”

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