Indisk politi har arrestert 60 mennesker for angrep på kristne i delstaten Karnataka, som styres av hindunasjonalistpartiet BJP. Det er gruppen Bajrang Dal som står bak angrepene.
Police in the southern Indian state of Karnataka have arrested over 60 people in connection with attacks on churches and clergymen over the weekend.
More than a dozen churches were ransacked by alleged activists of the radical Hindu group Bajrang Dal.
The Bajrang Dal claims that Hindus are being illegally converted to Christianity in the area.
Last month, anti-Christian violence in the eastern Orissa state led to the deaths of at least 20 people.
The police in Karnataka say that churches were attacked by mobs in the districts of Udupi and Chikmagalur on Sunday.
Over 60 people have been detained after outraged Christian groups protested and called for a shutdown in the coastal city of Mangalore, which is the worst affected by the violence.
Last month more than 2,000 schools run by Christian organisations in Karnataka shut down for a dayin protest against the anti-Christian violence in Orissa.
Karnataka is ruled by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, which has close ties with the Bajrang Dal.