J&K: Miscreants try to burn 119 yr old Church

May 25, 2012 by  
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Jammu & Kashmir, May 25, 2012: Suspected Muslim fundamentalists threw a petrol bomb and put fire to the 119-year-old church.

Some unidentified miscreants tried to burn the Holy Family Catholic Church in Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir State, according to information reaching here.

According to Bishop Peter Celestine Elampassery of Jammu- Srinagar, suspected Muslim fundamentalists threw a petrol bomb and put fire to the 119-year-old church Wednesday evening.

“The Muslim fundamentalists want us to leave the state and since we are a minority we cannot fight them,” the Capuchin prelate told ucanindia.in today.

The diocese covers the entire state.

Bishop Elampassery said the Church people filed a case, but the police advised them not play up such incidents.

On January 28, some miscreants had burnt the motorcycle of the parish priest parked in the veranda of his residence.

– ucanindia.in

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