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Church vandalised again in Bangalore

ICC Note

“We want justice from the government and the concerned authorities, so that no Indian citizen can hound the freedom to practice one’s own religion and everybody can live safely and securely,”

By: Joseph Keenan

09/11/2009 India (Christian Toda India)-Unknown miscreants attacked a Church Wednesday in India ’s IT capital destroying part of the Church building including breaking of over 10 windows and the statues of Jesus and Mary.

According to Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), St. Francis De Sales Church near Hebbagodi, Anekal Taluk within Electronic City in the outskirt of Bangalore , Karnataka state, was badly damaged.

The sources said, a group of 15-20 radicals armed with armed with deadly weapons broke open the Church at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. During the attack one residence behind the Church was also damaged.

About 3,000 believers attend the Church which has services in different languages like Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and English.

“We want justice from the government and the concerned authorities, so that no Indian citizen can hound the freedom to practice one’s own religion and everybody can live safely and securely,” he said.

“We want the security. These unwanted elements should not go on spoiling the peace and security of Indian citizens,” he added.

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