Hundreds of Indian Christians Arrested During Protest Over Church Attacks

India MapNEW DELHI, India (Al Jazeera) Hundreds of Indian Christians were arrested in New Delhi on Thursday during a protest against government inaction following a series of attacks on local churches that raised fears of increasing religious intolerance in the Indian capital.

The protesters attempted to march from a cathedral near the country’s parliament to Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence, located in a high-security area where protests are banned. The protesters targeted Singh because he is responsible for maintaining domestic law and order.

The action, organized by church leaders and activists, followed an incident on Monday in which unknown persons broke into a Delhi church, desecrating property. The crime was the latest in a series of reported arsons, burglaries and acts of vandalism targeting local churches. In total, five churches have been attacked in the last two months.

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  • Fundisi

    “Dear Lord, please protect and bless these Christian people in India. This land of a million demon gods that would harm your children, may you surround them with your divine protection and may you use them to win more souls to Christ.”

    • M Diaz

      Matthew 5:10-11

      you should rejoice and so should they…it’s all about Jesus, so stop your whining and be happy…

      10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

      11 Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

      what did you think, being a christian is easy?
      hahhahhahhahhahha…hahhahhah