Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Chhattisgarh: BJP district president among arrested over church attack

Five persons including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) district president were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the attacks against Christian Adivasis in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur and their church.

Rupsai Salam, BJP district president, Narayanpur has been leading the Hindutva campaign against Christians for last few months.

The Hindutva attacks on Chritian Adivasis took an ugly turn Tuesday as a mob comprised of Hindu right-wing groups vandalised a church in Narayanpur and attacked the police severely injuring Superintendent of Police (SP) Sadanand Kumar who along with his team went there to pacify the people who were violently protesting against Christian missionaries.

Four separate First Information Reports (FIRs) were registered in connection with the incidents under sections 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 153 (a) (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race etc and doing acts prejudiced to maintenance of harmony), 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy), 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult a religion) and 295 (A) (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code.


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