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Police Drag Priests, Nuns, Children into Buses During Protests Against Church Attacks in Delhi

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NEW DELHI: A large number of policemen today swooped down on a protest in Delhi against church attacks, and dragged priests, nuns and even children into buses.

The protest outside the Sacred Heart cathedral in the heart of the city was "unlawful", said the police. Scores of protesters were manhandled and bundled into buses, their bags, shoes and other belongings left scattered on the road.

Father Dominic Emanuel, the spokesperson of the Delhi Catholic Archdiocese, was also forced into a bus and taken away.

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Anger over attacks on churches in Delhi; police crack down on Protest

The Delhi police on Thursday detained several protesters, who were protesting over the series of attacks on churches in the national capital. Shouting slogans for justice, agitators demanded immediate action against those responsible for the attacks.

Joint CP Mukesh Meena said, " We have detained some protesters, legal process will be followed."

"Since December, our churches are being attacked, and this is injustice towards us. Our churches are being desecrated. There is so much violence against us and the administration and police is not taking any action," said Gary, a protester.
The spokesperson for the Delhi Catholic Archdiocese, Savarimuthu, said it was the job of the police to find out who is behind the attacks. He also condemned the detainment of some of the agitators by the police.

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Delhi, another Catholic church vandalized. The fifth in two months

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The Pastor of Saint Alphonsa’s in Vasant Kunj, the central area of the capital, found the tabernacle open and the ciborium missing. The Hosts were scattered on the ground and on the altar. Unclear whether this is a theft attempt or gesture in hatred of the faith.

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Delhi, new act of vandalism against a Catholic church. It is the fifth in two months

The pastor of Saint Alphonsa in Vasant Kunj, the central area of the capital, found the open tabernacle and the ciborium disappeared. Wafers scattered on the ground and on the altar. Unclear whether this is a theft attempt or gesture in hatred of the faith.

New Delhi (AsiaNews) - Last night another Catholic church in New Delhi has been vandalized. This is the sant'Alphonsa in Vasant Kunj, central district of the Indian capital. Vincent P. Salvatore, the parish priest, found the open tabernacle and the ciborium disappeared. The wafers were scattered on the altar and on the floor. Savarimuthu P. Sankar, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Delhi, said: "We do not know whether this is a simple theft or a deliberate attempt to desecrate the place." The act of vandalism is the fifth made against a Catholic church in the past two months. Police have already opened a file on the case.

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