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    Increasing attacks against Religious institutions in Kerala

    The attacks against the religious institutions like churches and temples are increasing in Kerala. In most of the cases the christian churches become the victims of these attacks. Is this an organized moves?
    Many attacks were reported against the churches during the last year and the latest is the missing of holy relics from Mapranam church..A lot of attacks were reported in Alappuzha during the past year and in all these cases no body was arrested.Lets discuss the causes and consequences.
  • #1186
    Its really a pathetic situations happening in kerala. Even with the nick name God's own Land it has now become troublesome land. I think the government has to act accordingly to find the culprits who are behind this issue. The attack over the churches cannot to put under the category robbery why because it's not merely robbery. It's for making deliberate issues may be for political gain.

    With Regards
    Biju Cherian

  • #1187
    The recent incidents are as follows...
    The rate of attacks against churches and religious institutions are increasing in Kerala. Mapranam incident is the latest among a serious of attacks. Before some months, holy Eucharist was robbed from Vellappally St. Francis church Alappuzha.
    In Alappuzha district, the incidents have a concentrated face. During the past two years, there were a lot of reported attacks against churches and 'kurishadi'
    Kurishadi of St. Sebastian in Convent Square, Alappuzha was attacked four times during last two years. The first attack was on 2008 December 27. During the same day 2 other churches were also attacked in Alappuzha. They are Vadassery St. Sebastians chapel under Mar sleeva forane church and Korthashery St Antonys kurishadi under Thathampally St. Michaels church.
    Just after one month, Attack and robbery was reported from Kalath St. Marys chapel in Alappuzha itself. An attempt to destroy the kurishadi of Punnamada Holy Family chappel and loot was also reported.
    After one month, on february 15, In kuthiyathod fathima matha church, some one cut the robe and the raised flag for the festival was destroyed. It was a serious attack, again from Alappuzha district. Later, after one week, St Joseph kurishadi under Paravur IMS retreat center was also attacked.
    The attempt to loot Holy Eucharist from Alappuzha Vellappally St Francis Church is a more serious matter. Interestingly no one was arrested in these issues and the police remains silent in all cases.
    And again now the holy relics have been looted from Mapranam Holy Cross shrine. The holy relics here is of so much value as it includes three relics related to the crucification of the Jesus. They are the relics of holy cross, holy blood and of the towel used to clean Jesus's face. Mapranam church was one among the very few churches in Asia to have all these 3 holy relics..

  • #1188
    You have done a great job by brining all the latest information about the issues related to the attack over churches across Kerala. It's time for the government to act upon to find the culprits and bring peace.The act to inject religious revulsion should be prevented.

    With Regards
    Biju Cherian

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