02/13/2015, 00.00
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Delhi, more attacks on the Church as Catholic school targeted

by Nirmala Carvalho
It is the sixth aggression in three months perpetrated against the capital’s Christian community. The new chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, of the anti-corruption party: "This kind of action will not be tolerated." Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "Public order is getting worse in Delhi".

Mumbai (AsiaNews) - In the early hours of this morning, a group of unidentified people vandalized a Catholic school in Vasant Vihar, south Delhi. This is the sixth attack on the Christian community in the capital in just three months. In confirming the fact to AsiaNews Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), said: "We are distressed, the hostility toward the tiny Christian community has no end. Indeed, nationalist groups continue to target the faithful, religious institutions and now the school. "

Following the attack the convent that runs the institute closed the facility and sent students home. Upon hearing the news of the attack Arvind Kejriwal, the newly appointed chief minister of Delhi, tweeted: "I strongly condemn the attack on the Holy Child Auxilium School. Such actions will not be tolerated."

"The public security situation is getting worse" - Sajan George told AsiaNews. "The GCIC hopes the Aam Aadmi Party (AAAP, anti-corruption), now in government is able to contain these elements".

What is happening in Delhi and other parts of India "is a shameful blot on our secular credentials. India is a secular, democratic republic in which freedom of religion and worship are guaranteed by the Constitution. We are losing our moral authority before the international community".

 

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