Demolish the Church constructed on Government land in Kanchipuram (TN) : Orders Madras High Court

Pastor encroached cemetery land and constructed Church on it

The court also ordered to investigate and take action against the Government officials who committed dereliction of duty

Editorial comments

  • If the Court has to order the demolition of a church built by encroachment, then what is the use of having an administration ?
  • A deliberate image of a Pastor is created in the country as a ‘guardian of the law’, a messenger of peace; but this incident proves legally that this image is false. Will the secularists and the progressives talk about it ?
  • With a Christian-led DMK Government in power in Tamil Nadu, it is not surprising that the clergy commit such acts of lawlessness.

Chennai – The Madras High Court has ordered the Tamil Nadu State’s Kanchipuram District Collector to demolish an illegally constructed church on Government land in the next four weeks. It has also ordered an inquiry into the dereliction of duty against the Collector and the divisional Revenue Officer and disciplinary action to be taken against all the culprits in this regard.

The Court passed the order on a petition filed by M Murugesan.

Pastor forcibly built a church on the cemetery

After examining the documents and hearing arguments from both the parties, the Court found that Pastor C Sathrack as well as villagers and locals despite opposition from the authorities encroached on the Government land of the cemetery and constructed a church there.