Bishop Condemns Attack on Holy Hill, Commissioner Swings into Action
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore
Mangalore, Jun 25: Dr Aloysius Paul Dsouza, Bishop of Mangalore has condemned the stone-pelting incident at Holy Hill, near Nantoor on here Monday June 25.
"This is a clear effort towards disrupting peace in the society. I am pained to hear of this incident today and I condemn the stone-pelting and damaging of property at prayer places like Holy Hill," he said.
"We have made numerous appeals to the authorities against the attacks on Christian churches and prayer centres, still we do not see any strict action from the authorities concerned. The incidents are recurring on a regular basis," he added.
The bishop once again appealed to the district administration to give suitable protection to religious places and to the entire Christian community.
Congress leader Ivan D'Souza, International Federation of Karnataka Christian Associations (IFKCA) president Denis D'Silva, Mandd Sobhann president Stany Alvares, and others visited the spot and also condemned the act by miscreants.
Meanwhile, Mangalore city police commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh informed daijiworld that three special teams have been formed to trace the culprits who damaged the Holy Hill property. Rural police station inspector Ravish Naik, CCB inspector Venkatesh Prasanna and Bunder police station inspector Vinay Gaonkar, are leading the teams.
"We are confident that, soon we will nab the culprits" said Seemanth Kumar
Mangalore: Miscreants Pelt Stones at Holy Hill, Damage Property
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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (VM)
Mangalore, Jun 25: A group of miscreants pelted stones at Holy Hill near Pumpwell on Sunday June 24 night.
It is learnt that the miscreants entered the Holy Hill premises after the prayer service which usually ends at 7 pm and damaged the alter, flower pots and various other items.
The incident came to light when a neighbour came to switch off the lights on Monday June 25 morning. He passed on the information to Paul Rodrigues, managing director of Holy Hill.
Speaking to Daijiworld, Melwyn D’Silva, in-charge of Holy Hill said that the police arrived at the spot and cleaned up the place before the media could arrive.
Police commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh, DCP Dharmaiah and ACP Jagannath inspected the spot.
A case has been registered in the rural police station.