Prayer House inauguration stopped, Tamil Nadu

Prayer House inauguration stopped, Tamil nadu


In Mallikapuram area of Thiruvotriyur, arrangements were being made to open a prayer house, namely, ‘ Jesus is with us ‘ (Yesu Nammodu Irukirar), in a go-down.

Several people had verbally protested against this Prayer Hall. Under these circumstances,  the prayer house was opened yesterday morning. Immediately after the inauguration, more than 100 religious fanatics opposed to the Prayer House in the area,  assembled and besieged the prayer house, as a mark of protest, which led to a tense stand-off.

Deputy Commissioner of Vannarapet Police Station, Seshansai , Police Inspector Chidambaram Murugesan of Thiruvotriyur and Tehsildar Rajkumar rushed to the scene, negotiated with both parties and brought the situation under control.

The Officials claimed that permission needed to be obtained from Ambattur RDO (Revenue Divisional Office) for constructing a Prayer House. Subsequently, the prayer house was secured with a padlock.  After this, the people who had agitated, dispersed.

Source:  Reported in Daily Thanthi  Newspaper , 01 May, 2018

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