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Mumbai: another cross demolished

May 04, 2017

Just days after Cardinal Oswald Gracias lodged a protest against the destruction of a historic cross on private property in Mumbai, India, another cross has been destroyed in the city’s suburbs.

Vandals used paving stones to desecrate a cross in the village of Kalina, outside Mumbai. A statue of Jesus was also badly damaged. Police said that the vandals may have been originally intent on burglary.

A number of crosses have been damaged or destroy in the area since city officials announced plans to remove religious symbols from public property.

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  • Posted by: - May. 04, 2017 11:31 PM ET USA

    Maybe India needs to act decisively in this matter; don't they have any religious freedom laws?