NHRC issues notice to Haryana government on church attack case

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| Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 13:56
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Haryana Church Attack Case

New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to Haryana government asking them to send a report on desecration of an under-construction church in Hisar and the steps being taken to protest the religious places of minorities in the state.

According to an official statement released today, the commission has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, Haryana calling for reports within two weeks.

They have also been directed to report what steps were being taken for the protection of religious places of minorities in the State, it said.

The notices were served after the commission took suo motu cognizance of a media report that an under construction Church in Hisar district of Haryana was attacked on March 15.

Police had registered a case against 14 people in this connection and the main accused Anil Godara was arrested yesterday from Hisar and taken on remand.

An under-construction church in Kaimri village near Hisar  was vandalised by a group and the cross replaced with an idolof Hanuman on Sunday, triggering tension in the area.

The complainant, Father Subhash Chand of Williwarsh church, stated that the group fragmented the cross and installed the statue of Hanuman and a flag depicting Lord Ram and threatened to kill him. 

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