Church construction disrupted in Vellore, Tamil Nadu

  June 4, 2017

  Tamil Nadu, Vellore

  Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment


On 4th June 2017, in Solamur village, Katpadi, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, when the Christians were conducting Sunday worship service, three people broke down the church compound wall, making way for a lorry to enter into the church compound. When the Christians confronted them, those people said that the Christians didn’t have any right to run a church there.

It is an ongoing issue with church property, and the church construction of the compound wall has been stopped by the upper cast community along with the Hindutva activists.

The Christians have all the documents for the church premises. The RDO has issued a notice stating that the property belongs to the church and they can continue with the construction but for running a church, the Christians will have to get a non objection certification from the Collector.

During the lent days in April 2017, every Friday and Sunday when the when the church service was conducted, the upper cast community people pelted stones at the church causing disruption to the services.
On 7th April 2017, Christians had filed a complaint and police had arrested one of the accused.


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