"I am saddened, horrified and angry. We all are familiar with details of what happened in east Delhi Church," Derek O'Brien said."It is a case of targeted arson," he said.

"The timing is important. The incident is not an isolated one. Similar incidents have happened in Madhya Pradesh. Christians are a minority in minorities and they are being targeted," he said.

The Trinamool Congress member also said that Home Minister Rajnath Singh should make a statement on it.

A Catholic church in east Delhi was gutted under mysterious circumstances last week.

The caretakers of the church have alleged the involvement of some unidentified men in the fire. A special investigation team (SIT) is probing the incident.

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