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Eight Sri Ram Sene activists arrested after spotted desecrating cross

ICC Note

The Hindu radicals desecrated the cross and threatened to attack more churches because they believe that Christians are responsible for attacks against Indian students in Australia .

By Dibin Samuel

01/25/2010 India (Christian Today)-Eight Sri Rama Sene activists have been arrested after they were spotted desecrating a cross atop a church in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka.

The extremists from the right-wing Hindu group, which has close links to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), were Friday sighted pulling down a cross at St. Lourdes Church in Bhatkal taluk.

Three days before the incident the group had reportedly threatened to attack churches in retaliation to the spate of ‘racial’ attacks on Indian nationals in Australia .

In a memorandum submitted to the Assistant Commissioner, the Bhatkal unit of Shri Ram Sene accused Christians for being part of a conspiracy against Hindu students in Australia .

If attacks on students continue, the sene warned that it would “ensure there is not a single church in Bhatkal”.

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