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India: Church Vandalized the Day After Christmas

Many Hindus believe that conversion to Christianity is an attack on their culture and way of life, and an imminent threat to both, despite the fact that Christianity has been a presence in India since the days of St. Thomas the Apostle. Instances such as the one described below are the result.

For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in India, see here.

“Church in India Vandalized the Day After Christmas,” International Christian Concern, December 26, 2021:

12/26/2021 India (International Christian Concern) – According to the Free Press Kashmir, a church in India’s Haryana state was vandalized by unknown individuals. The incident has been reported to police, who are analyzing CCTV footage of the incident.

The incident took place in Ambala this afternoon, the day after local Christians celebrated Christmas.

“Two men jumped the boundary wall at 12:30 p.m. and vandalized a Jesus Christ’s statue at around 1:40 p.m.,” Narseh, Station House Officer of Sadar Police Station, told the media. “They haven’t been identified yet, police teams have been assigned to investigate it. A compliant has been lodged and action will be taken accordingly.”

Across India, attacks on Christians and their places of worship continue to rise in both number and severity. In states where anti-conversion laws have been enacted, including Haryana, radical Hindu nationalists abuse the laws as a legal cover to persecuted minorities….

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