Missionary school in West Bengal gets threat letters, asked to shut down

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New Delhi, March 25: A Christian missionary school in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal claimed to have received some anonymous letters asking it to "shut down or face consequences".

According to news reports, the management of St Capitaneo higher secondary school for girls, located in a remote area close to India-Bhutan border, have alleged that they received four letters last week threatening to set it ablaze.

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Meanwhile, the school management has lodged a complaint with the police.

Following this, the security arrangements at the school have been tightened up and district police have also set up police picket outside the school.

The latest development came days after a school in Ranaghat was attacked and a 72-year-old nun was gang-raped.

Speaking on the incidents of attacks on church, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said, "I will go to any extent to protect minorities. I will do everything to end the sense of insecurity prevailing among minorities."

In recent months, churches and Christian buildings have been targeted across the country.
Some unidentified men on Saturday attacked a church in Mumbai. Six men arrested after they were caught on security cameras attacking a church in Madhya Pradesh recently.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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