Recent attacks on religious places witnessed a verbal clash in Lok Sabha on Wednesday with Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking to blunt opposition onslaught by expressing readiness to table a detailed statement to show how many such incidents had taken place in which regime.
Malaysia has ordered an investigation into a protest by Muslim demonstrators who forced a small church in the capital to take down its cross, the latest sign of growing religious tension in the multiracial Southeast Asian nation.
Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the apex Mizo students' body, has accused the Centre of using Mizoram as a "gubernatorial dumping ground" and submitted a memorandum to visiting President Pranab Mukherjee in this regard.
A policeman and three civilians were taken injured after unknown gunmen opened fire at a security point that was guarding a church west of the coastal city of Alexandria in Egypt, a security source said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed 'deep concern' over the incidents of brutal gang-rape of a 71-year-old nun in West Bengal and church vandalism in Haryana, and has sought immediate reports from the state governments.
Amid a row over vandalisation of an under-construction church in Hisar, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday told the Assembly that the building was reportedly built in an illegal colony and the dispute was the result of an altercation between the priest and those who attacked the place of worship.
Having staged twin suicide attacks near two churches in Lahore's Yohanabad area that killed 15, the splinter group of Pakistan Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar threatened of more similar attacks in the country.