AHMADABAD, India — Authorities said Friday that they had detained 45 Hindus in connection with attacks on Christians in the western state of Gujarat.
No fresh violence has been reported since Wednesday, but parts of the state where church activists and Hindu organizations have traded accusations remained tense Friday, said Cedric Prakash, coordinator of the United Christian Forum for Human Rights.
Authorities said they were rounding up those believed to be behind the violence.
"We have arrested 45 Hindus for attacking Christians; we are still looking for people involved," said Bharat Joshi, an official in Dang, about 180 miles south of Ahmadabad.
Four nuns and two priests were injured Wednesday when mobs set ablaze a Catholic prayer hall, the 10th reported attack on the Christian community since Christmas.