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India: Statue of Christ vandalised at Church in Haryana as attacks against Christians rise

Photo: Twitter/Muhammad Ghazali.

A statue of Jesus Christ was vandalised at a Church in Haryana’s Ambala this afternoon. Police are analysing CCTV footage but haven’t yet been able to identify the criminals.

“Two men jumped the boundary wall at 12:30 pm and vandalised a Jesus Christ’s statue at around 1:40 pm. They haven’t been identified yet, police teams have been assigned to investigate it. A complaint is being lodged and action will be taken accordingly,” Naresh, Station House Officer of Sadar police station said.

India has seen a rise in cases of violence against religious minorities recently. Churches have been attacked and Christmas celebrations disrupted in many places.

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