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Police in Delhi promise special patrols to protect Christian churches

February 20, 2015

Police in Delhi, India, have announced plans to monitor security daily at Christian churches and schools, in response to a series of attacks on Church properties.

After a series of break-ins, thefts, arson attacks, and desecrations at churches in Delhi, police have said that they will visit churches each day, and set up help-lines to which Christians can address complaints or concerns.

Delhiā€™s police chief, B.S. Bassi, made the announcement after he was called in by federal officials to consult on anti-Christian violence. That meeting came shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, responding to a plea from the Indian bishops, promised to take action against sectarian violence.

 


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