Portion of St. Peter’s Cathedral demolished by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation

  August 2, 2016

  Andhra Pradesh, Krishna

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

On Aug 02, 2016, a portion of the St. Peter’s Cathedral was demolished, as part of a road-widening project by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation. The demolition of the church, built more than 100 years ago, triggered protest at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Tension prevailed at Tarapet in the city on the intervening night of July 31st and Aug 1st, 2016, when the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) authorities faced resistance from the clergy and laymen.They wondered why the VMC failed to serve a notice on church authorities before embarking on pulling down the structure.

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