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Indian police detain dozens of people for protesting against attacks on churches in New Delhi

  • Indian Christians shout slogans protesting against recent attacks on churches in the Indian capital as they assemble outside the Sacred Heart Church in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Police said the protesters were detained as they marched toward the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a high-security area where protests are banned. On Monday, a church was vandalized in New Delhi when unidentified people broke in and desecrated holy objects kept in the church, the fifth such attack on a Christian church since December. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

    Indian Christians shout slogans protesting against recent attacks on churches in the Indian capital as they assemble outside the Sacred Heart Church in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Police said the protesters were detained as they marched toward the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a high-security area where protests are banned. On Monday, a church was vandalized in New Delhi when unidentified people broke in and desecrated holy objects kept in the church, the fifth such attack on a Christian church since December. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian policemen stand guard as Christians hold placards protesting against recent attacks on churches in the Indian capital outside the Sacred Heart Church in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Police said the protesters were detained as they marched toward the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a high-security area where protests are banned. On Monday, a church was vandalized in New Delhi when unidentified people broke in and desecrated holy objects kept in the church, the fifth such attack on a Christian church since December. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

    Indian policemen stand guard as Christians hold placards protesting against recent attacks on churches in the Indian capital outside the Sacred Heart Church in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Police said the protesters were detained as they marched toward the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a high-security area where protests are banned. On Monday, a church was vandalized in New Delhi when unidentified people broke in and desecrated holy objects kept in the church, the fifth such attack on a Christian church since December. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian Christians shout slogans protesting against recent attacks on churches in the Indian capital as they assemble outside the Sacred Heart Church in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Police said the protesters were detained as they marched toward the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a high-security area where protests are banned. On Monday, a church was vandalized in New Delhi when unidentified people broke in and desecrated holy objects kept in the church, the fifth such attack on a Christian church since December. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

    Indian Christians shout slogans protesting against recent attacks on churches in the Indian capital as they assemble outside the Sacred Heart Church in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Police said the protesters were detained as they marched toward the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a high-security area where protests are banned. On Monday, a church was vandalized in New Delhi when unidentified people broke in and desecrated holy objects kept in the church, the fifth such attack on a Christian church since December. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)  (The Associated Press)

Police say they have detained dozens of people for protesting against attacks on churches in the Indian capital in recent months, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of inaction to prevent or investigate the incidents.

Police said the protesters were detained Thursday as they marched toward the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a high-security area where protests are banned.

Carrying placards that read "Enough is Enough, What are police doing?" the protesters assembled outside the Sacred Heart Church in New Delhi.

They blame the attacks on Hindu hardliners.

Police say they have provided security to all 225 churches in the Indian capital. The protest comes after a mysterious fire gutted a church in New Delhi and several other incidents of vandalism at churches across the city.