Home News Reports Wooden crosses removed from Panchalimedu, Kerala HC directs government to find out who owns the land

Wooden crosses removed from Panchalimedu, Kerala HC directs government to find out who owns the land

The Hindu Aikyavedy led by K P Sasikala Teacher were headed towards Panchalimedu to protest against the Church's encroachment. They were however prevented from doing so by the Police.

Yesterday, out of the 17 illegal crosses planted in Panchalimedu, three wooden crosses have been removed. In a petition that was heard today against the encroachment of land, the Kerala HC has directed the government to clearly identify the true owner of the land.

After the intervention of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan stopping the removal of the crosses, the Hindu Aikyavedi had filed a complaint before Idukki district Collector H Dineshan alleging that the St. Mary’s Church at Kanayankavayal were trying to encroach upon the revenue land.

The Collector had then ordered the removal the wooden crosses which were planted by church authorities last Good Friday. He stated that the church installs a wooden cross every Good Friday and removes them a few days later. However, this time they had failed to do so. The trident that was placed in front of the cross was also removed. Presently, there are 14 cement crosses which the Church claims were installed 65 years ago.

- Ad - - article resumes -

Yesterday, a petition was filed in the High Court against the Church’s attempt to encroach upon the lands of Panchalimedu.

As per reports, the High Court while hearing the petition today asked whether the land belongs to the government or the Devaswom board. The government has been given 10 days time to respond to this. The case would be heard again on July 1st.

The Hindu Aikyavedy led by K P Sasikala Teacher were headed towards Panchalimedu to protest against the Church’s encroachment. They were however prevented from doing so by the Police.

Last week a village revenue department official had ordered the removal of the crosses and had given the Church time until Monday to do so. However, the CM directly intervened to stop the removal of the crosses and the state authorities had filed an FIR against the ones who placed the Trishul in front of the illegal crosses. Allegedly the communist government has been aiding the Church in encroaching upon the sacred lands of Panchalimedu.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

BJP leader P K Krishnadas had alleged that the campus was an SFI stronghold and that the principal was denying the ABVP members the right to carry out their organisation's work.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Proud to be a brand - Made in India?
Now, Advertise on Opindia

Couple forced out of village; husband pressurised to accept wife’s religion

Hindu boy’s family forced out of village for marrying Muslim girl, police advices boy to convert as villagers threaten to kill

Newlywed Hindu boy and Muslim girl approach SSP for protection as villagers threaten to kill them and local police ask the boy to convert

Here are 15 famous quotes from Harsha Bhogle during his commentary stint

The famous Indian commentator, Harsha Bhogle, born on July 19 in Hyderabad is celebrating his 58th birthday today.

Mangaluru villagers caught Mohammad Ansari raping a calf, police arrests villagers for ‘hurting religious beliefs’

In the Kunjathbail village in Mangaluru, Mohammad Ansari was caught red-handed by the villagers while he was raping a calf.

Mangalore: Mohammad Ansari rapes a cow by tying its limbs, villagers catch him in the act, arrested

The villagers also made Ansari touch cow’s feet and ask for forgiveness for raping her. However, when Ansari approached the calf, the animal freaked out and started running.

Revisiting Sainbari, a blot on Indian Democracy: When Communists made a mother eat rice with her dead sons’ blood

The Sainbari incident remains the most horrific instance of political violence in the country.
Delhi Police bust Taliban controlled drug cartel that used jute bags to smuggle heroin worth 5000 crores

Delhi police bust Taliban controlled heroin racket, Afghan-Pakistani cartel worth 5000 crores discovered

Delhi police's special cell has busted a sophisticated Afghan-Pakistani heroin cartel that used heroin-soaked jute bags carrying spices and dry fruits to smuggle the drug into India.

Abusive actor Ajaz Khan arrested by Mumbai Police for instigating violence through social media

Mumbai Police arrests small-time actor Ajaz Khan after he mocked the police on TikTok
Salma Ansari's temple plan receives AMU's objection

AMU administration’s jolt to Mrs Ansari’s secularism pitch, says no to temple plan inside ‘Chacha Nehru Madarsa’

Salma Ansari, the wife of former vice president Hamid Ansari, had announced recently that she will have a temple built inside the 'Chacha Nehru Madarsa' that she runs in AMU campus.

Serial abuser Ajaz Khan, who was arrested for inciting communal tensions, sent to judicial custody for 14 days

Ajaz Khan was arrested by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch for uploading provoking videos promoting enmity between different communities on his social media pages
Islamic extremism

Two youths, Shekhar and Basant forced to chant religious slogans by a mob that showed them Tabrez Ansari’s video, stabbed when refused

As Shekhar and Basant refused to raise religious slogans, the angry men reportedly stabbed them with knives.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

173,688FansLike
159,664FollowersFollow
74,898SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post