Suspected Hindutva terrorists have vandalised a statue of Jesus Christ at the entrance gate of a church in BJP-ruled Haryana.
The incident, according to news agency PTI, took place on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday at the Holy Redeemer Church in Ambala Cantonment. Naresh, Station House Officer of Sadar police station, was quoted by NDTV as saying that two men entered the church compound at around 12.30 AM by jumping the wall and vandalised the statue of Jesus Christ at around 1.40 AM.
“They have not been identified yet and we have deployed a team…We will soon arrest the accused, “Naresh said.
Naresh, Station House Officer of sadar police station in Ambala, narrates the incident. Cctv footage retrieved by the police shows two unidentified men entering into church premises yesterday midnight and then broke the statues. @ndtv pic.twitter.com/kWyPHMyitc
— Mohammad Ghazali (@ghazalimohammad) December 26, 2021
SHO of Ambala Cantonment police station, Anil Kumar, said that police received the information about the vandalism in the morning. The police have filed a case for hurting religious sentiments.
Crimes against minorities including Muslims and Christians have increased in the last few days with Hindutva terrorists attacking their religious places with impunity.
Last week, a 150-year-old church was vandalised by Hindutva terrorists in Karnataka’s Chikkaballapur district. This came just days after Hindutva terrorists burned Christian religious books alleging religious conversion by the church. In a viral video, one terrorist was seen chasing a priest with a machete.
In November this year, men from another Hindutva terrorist organisation, Bajrang Dal, had forcibly entered a Christian prayer hall and stopped their service mid-way in the Hassan district.