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.
Karnataka recently passed an anti-conversion bill after accusations from the ruling BJP that Churches are trying to forcibly convert people into Christianity.
A Christmas carnival was disrupted at a Haryana private school by a right-wing Hindu mob on Thursday.