Catholic-Hindu Violence Results in Arrest of 15

July 6, 2004

Source: AsiaNews/UCAN

On July 6, 2004 AsiaNews/UCAN reported, "A parish area in western India remains tense two weeks after a Hindu mob attacked Catholics. Police continue to patrol Devbag, a fishing village in the territory of Poona diocese. Several Catholics were beaten there after a parishioner slapped a Hindu youth. Two of the Catholics injured in the clash are still hospitalized, recovering from bone fractures. Police arrested 13 Catholics and two Hindus soon after the fracas, but released them a day later with a warning not to cause further trouble. The village is near the town of Malwan, about 1,850 kilometers southwest of New Delhi, in Maharashtra state."