Christians fast against police desecration of church

People from various parishes too took part in the hunger strike.

Posted on September 20, 2012, 8:27 AM

Protesters gather in front of the church (Photo Courtesy: tehelka.com)

Chennai: Hundreds of Christians in Chennai yesterday observed a one-day fast against the police raid on a village church near an atomic nuclear plant in Koodankulam.

People from various parishes too took part in the hunger strike led by Archbishop A. M. Chinnappa of Madras-Mylapore.

“The police had insulted religious symbols,” the Salesian prelate said.

The gathering demanded action against police officers who permitted his men to enter the St. Lourdes Church in Idinthakarai village.

Police on Sept. 11 searched houses in the village, four kilometres away from the Koodankulam nuclear power plant, while looking for anti-nuke protesters.

They broke windows of the houses and desecrated a statue of Mother Mary in the village.

They also went into the church in the village and desecrated a statue of Mother Mary.

The village was the epicenter of the protests against the nuclear plant facility.

Source: NDTV

One-day Fast , Idinthakari Village , St. Lourdes Church , Church Desecration , Koodankulam Nuclear

 

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