22 Arrested in TN for Damaging Religious Institutions

October 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India


The Tamil Nadu police detained 22 people for desecrating Christian institutions, even as there were reports of further attacks against select targets.

While two Bibles embedded in the outer walls of Protestant churches in Chennai were damaged, another institution in Coimbatore reported a similar incident.

Tamil Nadu Director General of Police K.P. Jain warned miscreants attacking religious institutions of stringent action and detention under Goondas' Act, which entails compulsory imprisonment for a year.

"Action has been initiated against 22 persons on charges of stoning and damaging statues in places of worship. Those who indulge in such activities that may cause enmity between religious groups would be dealt with sternly and jailed under the Goondas' Act," Jain said in a press statement.