Kolkata (Calcutta), INDIA – A Catholic school in the eastern India state of West Bengal has sought police protection after it received four letters threatening to burn it down, reported mattersindia.com service for news, features and information on India.
Security has been stepped up at St Capitanio Girl’s Higher Secondary School, about 70 kilometers from Jalpaiguri, said Ravindra Nath, a senior police officer.
Ancient Bengal was the site of several majorkingdoms. From the 13th century onward, the region was controlled by the Bengal Sultanate, Hindu kings andBaro-Bhuyanlandlords until the beginning of Britishrule in the 18th century.
West Bengal is India’s fourth-most populous state, with over 91 million inhabitants, including roughly 515,150 Christians, based on the 2001 census report.
New Delhi:The Delhi police Tuesday bowed to the Christian community in the national capital after more than 15,000 people choked one of the most congested traffic junctions in India for more than two hours.
The crowd dispersed after the Delhi Police’s Special Commissioner for Law and Order Deepak Mishra agreed to a probe by a special team from crime branch into the burning of St. Sebastian’s Church in Dilshad Garden, East Delhi, on Monday morning.
The commissioner has also agreed to launch departmental enquiry into the alleged inaction of the local police.
The Delhi administration has also agreed to renovate the church with the help of the Central Public Works Department starting Thursday.
Crowds began to collect in front of the Delhi Police Headquarters from morning hours, blocking all the roads to the Income Tax Office junction where the police headquarters is situated.
Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi, who led the rally…