More Church Attacks in Karnataka

September 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Two more churches have been vandalised in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, police say.

They say that a prayer hall was damaged by unidentified men in an attack at Ujjre near the city of Mangalore and a church attacked in the town of Kolar.

Police have arrested more than 170 people for violence in the state which injured at least 40 over the weekend.

The right wing Bajrang Dal group claims that Hindus are being illegally converted to Christianity in the area.