NEW DELHI:In the wake of a series of attacks on churches in Delhi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday vowed to take stringent action and also assured impartial probe into the incident.
Rajnath’s statement came hours after police swooped down on protesters outside the Sacred Heart Cathedral in the heart of Delhi.
In protest against the police action, a group of Christian community leaders met the Union Home Minister and demanded security for their community members and places of worship.
Rajnath immediately instructed Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi to make proper arrangements for the security of churches and all other places of worship.
“The Home Minister assured the group of their full security and said the Central government would not tolerate any discrimination on the basis of caste, colour or religion,” a Home Ministry official said.
Earlier, Christian groups had organised a silent march against the rising attacks on churches. As per the official reports, there have been five attacks on churches in the past one month.
The police, however, termed the protest unlawful, saying they had no permission to protest on the street. They confirmed that the protesters were planning to march to Rajnath’s residence on Ashoka Road.