Coastal Karnataka town tense after church vandalised

June 7, 2016 by  
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Christian PersecutionBengaluru, June 6, 2016: Tension prevails in coastal Karnataka districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada after unknown people vandalised a church Sunday night in Kundapura town, 440 kms from Bengaluru.

Visitors to the Kandlur church near Basrur in Kundapura on Monday morning found the statue of St. Anthony destroyed. The attackers have also broken the glass enclosure in which the statue was kept.

As the news of the church desecration spread, a crowd gathered and demanded action against the unidentified people.

Soon the police arrived at the spot and pacified the protesters. The police conducted a preliminary inquiry in the neighbourhood and came to a conclusion that the church was vandalised during the wee hours of Monday. They are looking for CCTV footage of the locality to identify the culprits.

This is the second such incident in the last 15 days in coastal Karnataka and it has led to unrest in the region. The police have assured quick action to apprehend the culprits.

– india today

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