Delhi church fire: Christians to meet Rajnath Singh today

In the wake of a mysterious fire that gutted a Catholic church in the city, Delhi diocese Archbishop Anil Couto will on Wednesday meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

New Delhi: In the wake of a mysterious fire that gutted a Catholic church in the city, Delhi diocese Archbishop Anil Couto will on Wednesday meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

"We will put our demands before the home minister. Hope he fulfils them," he told a news agency.

He has already written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a judicial inquiry into the Monday morning fire at the Saint Sebastian's Church in east Delhi's Dilshad Garden area.

Thousands of Christians had yesterday protested outside the Delhi Police headquarters demanding security for churches and immediate probe into the incident.

The caretakers of the church have alleged the involvement of some unidentified attackers. The Delhi Police Crime Branch has set up a special team to investigate the matter.

The protesters, who also demanded security for Delhi's churches, were reportedly assured by police that their demands would be met.

Special Commissioner of Police Deepak Mishra, accompanied by other senior officials, assured the protesters that a proper inquiry will be conducted.

He assured the people of deployment of police at every Delhi church function.

(With IANS inputs)

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