Chandigarh, August 31 (KMS): Tension gripped the Indian Punjab’s Tarn Taran district on Wednesday after miscreants vandalised a three-story church and broke the statues of religious symbols.
After keeping the security guard captive at gunpoint, the miscreants also set on fire the pastor’s car. Visuals of the car engulfing in flames and vandalism of the statues were caught on CCTVs.
A person was caught on the camera repeatedly hitting the idol with a hammer.
A large number of people belonging to the Christian community staged a sit-in protest at Thakarpura village, the crime spot, demanding the arrest of the culprits and security for the minority community.
Two days earlier, a miscreant group also disrupted an event organised by Christian missionaries at Daduana village in Amritsar.
Political analysts believe that the sacrilege act may be carried out by the Hindutva goons at the behest of the Modi-led Indian government to defame Sikh community among the Christian world, particularly in America, Canada and Europe where they enjoy good support for their ongoing Khalistan Referendum campaign, aimed at creating a separate homeland for the Sikhs in India-held Punjab.