Cross of heritage church threatened with demolition by authorities

  May 26, 2016

  Maharashtra, Mumbai City

  Complicity of Authorities, Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment


Angry protesters demonstrated against the unjust administrative decision to take away land belonging to a historic church. The protests were triggered by BMC’s plans to demolish the cross inside the compound wall of Our Lady of Remedy Church, which was built by Portuguese missionaries in 1550. BMC maintains that the demolition is needed for widening the road, however Christian leaders say that that the excuse has been used to grab Church properties in the past as well. The 466-year-old church, has been listed as a heritage property needing protection by the BMC itself.


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