Christian priests in Mathura India have raised concern over the security of Christians in India after a 95 year old church in Agra was vandalized yesterday. The priest fears they too could be attacked in the anti social movement.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church was vandalized by assailants on Thursday as broke statues of Mother Mary and tied a dog chain to the statue. Fr. Lazarus the church priest has given his statement and said that he heard the theft alarm of his car which was parked in the church premises and as he came out he saw mirrors broken and people running out of the church. “We shouted at them and they run away,” he said.
The attackers have not only broken the images inside the church but they have played with the sentiments of Christian community,” Fr. Lazarus said. The attack has been strongly condemned and the police have been urged to take serious action against the miscreants.
Two days ago, in a question about attacks on Christians, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told NDTV news channel that “We have found that all these incidents were law and order problems. Not a single case was carried out by the majority community … nor was it of political nature or communal.”
“The desperate elements could easily target any. Under the new government at the Center, the attacks have become more frequent,” said Father Saji, a priest at a church in Jait village in Mathura district. In Agra, Christians marched with candles and community leaders have said this will continue until administrative indifference’s are even out and culprits are nabbed.