People converting to Christianity remains nearly equal to the number of Christians leaving the religion in India's western Maharashtra state, says government figures which negates claims that missioners attract thousands to Christianity.
On May 6, the statue of Our Lady of Vailankanni was damaged and stolen ornaments. On May 3, a cross was desecrated in quartiene Kalina: a person arrested. Sajan K George: "Christians are an easy target of anti social elements."
WE DEMAND ARREST OF SHRI SHARAD UGADE, ASSISTANT MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER H WEST WARD, BMC, FOR BLASPHEMY.
On behalf of the entire Christian Community, we hereby register our strongest protest and displeasure against the Assistant Municipal Commissioner Shri Sharad Ughade, who has illegally and deliberately by taking law in his own hands with the help of Staff of H West Ward, BMC along with Police Protection from Bandra West Police Station intentioanlly demolished the Holy Cross ( erected in or about 1895) with a Bulldozer with an intent to damage/defile the place of worship which is held sacred by Christians thereby insulting the religion of Christians with clear knowledge by doing so he and others would insult the Christian Community.