Hyderabad Christians protest church demolition

June 20, 2016 by  
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Hyderabad, June 20, 2016: Workers of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation demolished a church at Moosarambagh on Thursday reportedly to widen a road, but it triggering protest from Christians.

Telangana Christian Council and residents, who protested the demolition say the government acted without serving any prior notice.

“The church had been functioning for two decades and there was no reason to demolish it as it did not cause any hindrance to anybody and everything related to the church was perfect,” said K Ermiah, pastor of the church.

The Council demand that the demolished church be rebuilt in the same place as soon as possible.

Defending the demolition, officials of the civic body said that the demolition was not sudden and it was on the cards for the last two years, the Times of India reported.

“The church had encroached a 40-feet road. We had received a complaint from residents living behind the church,” said Purushottam Rao, assistant city planner, circle 4.

“This church is not used by many people and there are only 10 to 15 worshippers who congregate there to pray on Sunday. It remains locked the rest of the week,” he said.

– toi

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