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Police detain dozens protesting attacks on churches

They were detained as they marched towards Rajnath Singh's residence.

By: Associated Press | New Delhi | Updated: February 5, 2015 2:01:42 pm
christian protest, church attack, delhi, protest in delhi Christians hold placards protesting against recent attacks on churches in New Delhi as they assemble outside the Sacred Heart Church in New Delhi (AP photo)

Police say they have detained dozens of people for protesting against attacks on churches in New Delhi in recent months, accusing the ruling government of inaction to prevent or investigate the incidents.

The protesters were detained on Thursday as they marched toward the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a high-security area where protests are banned.

Carrying placards that read “Enough is Enough, What are police doing?” the protesters assembled outside the Sacred Heart Church in New Delhi.

They blame the attacks on Hindu hardliners.

Police say they have provided security to all 225 churches in the national capital. The protest comes after a mysterious fire gutted a church in New Delhi and several other incidents of vandalism at churches across the city.

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