The most unfortunate incident of setting on fire the Altar of the Mother Mary Malankara Catholic Church by unidentified vandals took place on Thursday (Aug 25, 2011)near Krupanand Hall at Ganesh Colony in Picket of Secunderabad . They even burnt copies of the Bible, Cross, hymn books, Mass clothes and other holy ornaments.
A similar incident was witnessed by the same Church some four years ago. Activists of Hindu extremist group called, Bajrang Dal, had then attacked the Priest and damaged the Church property.
Father Felix, the Parish Priest and the elders of the Church registered a complaint with the police and the police has set up a picket, to curb further untoward incidents, though no arrests have been made so far.
People should isolate any miscreant group or sect that disrupts the communal harmony.