Visual from Kondagaon district in Chhattisgarh where mobs vandalised houses. Photo/ANI
Visual from Kondagaon district in Chhattisgarh where mobs vandalised houses. Photo/ANI

Locals vandalise houses of minority community families in Chhatisgarh's Kondagaon

ANI | Updated: Sep 25, 2020 11:42 IST


Kondagaon (Chhattisgarh) [India], September 25 (ANI): A mob of locals allegedly vandalised houses of Christian families living in five villages in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district.
Tensions peaked in Karkabeda, Singhanpuri, Tiliyabeda , Silati and Jondrabeda villages after the incident, following which police force had to be deployed to restore peace.
Speaking about the incident, Inspector General (IG) of Police, Bastar, P Sundarraj said that the tribals of the area have problems with the Christian converts not following locals rituals and customs.

"In five villages of Kondagaon District namely Karkabeda, Singhanpuri, Tiliyabeda , Silati and Jondrabeda there are few families who follow Christianity since last five to six years. The tribal community in these villages have a problem with those families not following local customs and festivals. This situation has led to some tension in these villages," Sundarraj said.
He further said that the situation is presently under control and assured that legal action would be taken against those found guilty.
"Police would take all necessary legal action to maintain peace and order in the area. Presently situation is peaceful and police force is deployed to prevent any untoward incident," he added. (ANI)

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