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Yet Another Church Vandalised In Karnataka Amid Anti-Conversion Bill Row


A church in Karnataka’s Chikkaballapur was discovered vandalised

Bengaluru:

A church has been vandalised in Chikkaballapur district in southern Karnataka. The 160-year-old St Joseph’s church has a damaged statue of St Anthony. The police got here and took away the statue for additional investigation. A primary info report, or FIR, has been filed.

The priest of the church, Father Jospeh Anthony Daniel, instructed wantpassport that the church in Susaipalya, some 65 km from state capital Bengaluru, is believed to have been broken round 5.30 this morning.

A parishioner noticed the injury at 5.40 am and instantly known as the priest, who got here to the spot. Father Joseph filed a grievance with the police.

He stated this sort of vandalism had by no means occurred earlier than.

In latest weeks, there have been disturbances in Christian prayer conferences in several elements of Karnataka. A brand new invoice has been launched within the ongoing session of the state meeting in Belagavi, known as the Karnataka Safety of Proper to Freedom of Faith Bill.

The federal government says the invoice is aimed toward stopping pressured conversions, however critics say it’s concentrating on minorities within the state and is harsher than comparable payments in different BJP-ruled states.

Protests in opposition to the invoice have been held, together with one in Bengaluru yesterday through which Archbishop Peter Machado participated.

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