Church Construction Stopped in Kerala, India

  May 19, 2015

  Ernakulam, Kerala

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

On May 19, 2015 at Kodanadu Village, Ernakulam, a Church construction was stopped by Hindutva fundlemtalists. The Highland Immanuel Fellowship commenced the construction of the prayer hall on April 13, 2015 which was halted by the Hindu Aikya Vedi. They threatened to eliminate the pastor if he had dared to go ahead with the construction. An FIR with the Kodanadu police station. After the High court of Kerala granted the Church an interim order on May 15, they resumed the construction work on May 19 based on the order of the honourable high court. About 50 Hindu Aikya Vedi activists blocked the access road to the property and stopped the work by threatening the workers and the Pastors. Moreover, the Hindu Aikya Vedi called for a Bandh the next day in the Koovapady panchaya

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