The Union Home Ministry on Monday sought an immediate report from Karnataka government on the attacks on churches there and issued an advisory to it for tightening security in the state.
Concerned over reports of miscreants, suspected to be Bajrang Dal activists, attacking over a dozen churches in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikmagalur districts during the past few days, the Ministry directed the state to take all necessary steps to deal with the situation.
Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta spoke to the state chief secretary and took stock of the situation arising out of the attacks to protest against alleged forcible conversion of Hindus into Christianity.
A Home Ministry spokesman said a detailed report has been sought from the state government on the matter.
The attacks in Bangalore have come close on the heels of sectarian violence in Orissa that erupted following the killing of VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati.