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Measures taken to make churches safe: Centre to HC

Steps to secure the safety of churches and minority-run institutions in the national Capital have been taken, the Centre told the Delhi High Court on Tuesday.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice G Rohini was told through a common status report filed by Ministry of Home Affairs and Delhi Police that every church and minority-run schools and educational institutes have been provided round the clock security through “dedicated deployment”. “All the concerned officers specially DCPs and SHOs concerned have been directed to take care of security. “It is being ensured that PCR vans, Emergency Response Vehicle and motorcycle patrol around churches/missionary schools for enhanced security. At all vulnerable locations, static deployment is made during night hours,” the ministry said. The ministry and the Delhi Police filed the status report in pursuance to the court’s April 29 order on a PIL seeking <g data-gr-id="14">protection</g> of religious rights of Christians. 
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