Concern in Lok Sabha over second incident of attack on Delhi church

New Delhi(PTI): Members in Lok Sabha Monday expressed serious concern over the second incident of attack on a church in Delhi in the recent past, with the government saying a thorough probe would be ordered.

Concern in Lok Sabha over second incident of attack on Delhi church

“Maintaining communal harmony is the top priority of the government. As far as the latest incident is concerned, I would urge the members to provide more information and we will get a thorough investigation done,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh said as a Congress member raised the issue during Zero Hour.

Singh said he had set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the suspected burning down of a church in Dilshad Garden area of east Delhi in the beginning of this month, with the SIT being asked to complete its investigation in a time-bound manner.

He made the statement after Anto Antony (Congress) said a church in Jasola area was attacked a few days ago, making it the second such target in less than a fortnight.

The matter was also raised by E Ahamed (IUML) who termed it as a “very serious matter”.

“Had those behind the Dilshad Garden church (incident) been arrested by now, then the latest attack (in Jasola) would not have happened,” Antony said.

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