Notice against a house of prayer in the Nilgiris

  February 6, 2017

  Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Restrictions on religious assembly

On 6th Feb 2017, in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, a house of prayer received a notice from the Tamil Nadu government under Section 33 of the Tamil Nadu Building Rules 1997 with the subject – usage of building other than the purpose for which it was approved.

It is an owned area used for church purposes, and the church has been functioning there for the last 10 years. The church does not have a banner installed on the outside, and no loudspeaker is used. Around 30 members participate in the Sunday worship service.

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