Chandigarh, December 27 (KMS): A life-size statue of Hazrat Isa (AS) at the British-era Holy Redeemer Church in the cantonment area in Haryana was desecrated by Hindutva goons.
The goons desecrated and damaged the lighting inside the church premises in the early hours of December 26 in Ambala city of the Indian state.
The First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged on charges of trespass and defiling a place of worship.
The incident comes close on the heels of attempts by the Hindu right-wing groups to disrupt Christmas celebrations across the State, including a private school in Gurugram on December 24 evening. However, no formal police complaints were lodged in these cases due to the fear among minorities in the state.
Father Patras Mundu, Parish Priest, Holy Redeemer Church, speaking to the media, said the attack took place between 12.30 a.m. and 1.40 a.m. with two men on a two-wheeler entering the church by jumping over the main gate and damaging the lighting and the decoration inside the premises. Before leaving, the duo hurled bricks and broke the glass case at the entrance to the church, which housed the statue of Jesus Christ.