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Indian pilgrims attacked on the way to Marian shrine

NEW DELHI (UCAN): Indian police arrested six suspected members of Hindu Munnani, a hardline Hindu group, for attacking 40 Catholics taking part in a 450-kilometre pilgrimage to a Marian shrine in Velankanni, in Tamil Nadu state.
 
Santhalingam, an inspector at Natrampalli police station in Vellore district, explained that the attackers were accused of blocking the pilgrims on a public road on August 18, beating them up and verbally abusing them. The six suspects have been remanded in custody as police investigate the case. 
 

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