After a weekend that saw churches vandalised in Mumbai and Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said, "I will go to any extent to protect minorities. I will do everything to end the sense of insecurity prevailing among minorities."
The government's reassurance is unlikely to have the desired effect - despite warnings from Prime Minister Narendra Modi warning that his government will not tolerate religious violence, a convent in West Bengal was ransacked earlier this month and a 72-year-old nun was raped, triggering protests across the country.
(Church authorities in Jabalpur claim that the attackers created ruckus in the premises)
CCTV footage from the Jabalpur church showed a group of men smashing plant pots, breaking down doors and shattering windows.