Church attacked in Haryana village, Bajrang Dal hand feared
Hisar: The burning of a church in a Haryana village shows that the extremist elements are working overtime to create communal tension in the state where the saffron Party came to power last year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tough words don’t seem to have any impact on the trouble shooters as far as attacking minorities’ places of worship is concerned.
In the meantime communal tension prevailed in a village in Haryanaâ€™s Hisar district on Monday after an under construction church was attacked and vandalised by miscreants and the idol of a Hindu god was placed inside the premises. Police officials said on Monday that 14 people were booked for rioting, damaging place of worship, theft and promoting enmity following a complaint from the church priest in Kaimri village in Hisar district, 260km from here. No arrests have been made so far.
Reports suggest that the attackers allegedly damaged the cross at the church and took away some other items. The priest told media that certain activists of the Bajrang Dal and others had threatened him earlier. He alleged that the same people could be behind the attack on the church.
Church officials have said that they are sure of Sangh parivar outfit in the attack. Priest Subhash Chand said, â€œI was threatened by Bajrang Dal activists and other locals last month”. Haryana has a BJP government since October last year. Local residents in the village alleged that the priest was trying to construct the church despite the fact that there was no Christian in the entire village.
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