Church vandalized in South Delhi’s Vasant Kunj


New Delhi: A church in South Delhi’s Vasant Kunj was vandalized in the wee hours of Monday morning, which is the fifth incident of this kind in the past two months.

The attack on the St. Alphonsa’s church took place between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. the incident was discovered only when the watchman found the main gate open in the morning.

Expressing concern over the frequent attacks, Delhi Archbishop Anil J.T. Couto said, “ It is a reflection of the hate campaign and false propaganda by groups whose sole aim is to break the religious harmony and social peace of this great nation.”

He also added that the attack reflected the Government’s failure to protect the minorities and their religious structures. Police said that they already started an investigation into the incident and preliminary reports reveal that the break-in was carried out for the purpose of theft. Police have registered a case of theft and are questioning the local residents of the area to get a lead in the case.

The Union Home Ministry has already written to the Delhi Police Commissioner asking a detailed report about actions taken so far and the security provided to other religious places.