South Asia

Indian Christians protest against police inaction

Members of the Christan community outside the Salem Tabri police station in Ludhiana. (Source: Express Photo/Gurmeet Singh)

On 29 October a protest occurred outside the Salem Tabri police station. The protest was in response to a perceived lack of action by police on a case of theft from St. Mary’s Church at Aman Nagar.  “The church was broken into and desecrated as well. The thieves ransacked 10 rooms attached to the church and its office. They broke the sacred vessels as well as offertory boxes. This is not an isolated case as a similar burglary was also reported at the church in Noorpur village…” the protestors said.

The protestors also alleged that the credibility of investigations in to past cases of burglaries at churches had not been proven. The protest came to an end when police assured the agitators or arrests in the case.