The Home Ministry on Monday asked the Haryana government to send a report on desecration of an under-construction church in Hisar district and the action taken so far.
In a communication, the Ministry told the state government to send a comprehensive report about the incident, whether any group was involved in it and whether the suspects were arrested.
The Home Ministry also asked the Haryana government to take steps to protect minority religious institutions and ensure that no such incident is occurred in future.
An under-construction church in Kaimri village near Hisar was vandalised by a group and the cross replaced with an idol of Hanuman, triggering tension in the area in Haryana.
The complainant, Father Subhash Chand of Williwarsh church, stated that the group fragmented the cross and installed the statue of Hanuman and a flag depicting Lord Ram and threatened to kill him.
It was alleged that they stole a cooler and some items from the worship place that was under construction.