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NHRC member visits south Delhi church

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today visited the church in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area which was allegedly vandalised by unidentified persons.

"Justice Cyriac Joseph visited the church site to take stock of the situation," an NHRC official said.

Asked whether the commission will be taking any action in connection with the matter, Joseph said, "Police is doing its job. It's for them to take action. Our role comes into play only if they are unable to do the needful."

A church was allegedly vandalised by unidentified persons today in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area in the fifth such incident since November, sparking outrage among the members of the Christian community.

Incidents of vandalisation and suspected arson at Christian religious institutions have happened in the Dilshad Garden, Rohini and Jasola areas of Delhi.

Last month, NHRC had issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of Delhi seeking a report on attacks targeting churches in the national capital.

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First Published: Mon, February 02 2015. 18:30 IST