Kerala Police register case against priests for taking part in retreat

Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS): The Kerala Police on Thursday registered a case against the organisers of a retreat meet held by the Church of South India (CSI) at Munnar last month for breaking Covid protocols, said a senior Idukki district police official.

Speaking to IANS, R.Suresh, deputy superintendent of police-Muunnar, said the case was registered some time back.

"The case was registered based on a statement by the Deviculam Tehsildar. Among those who were present were priests and the bishop and others. The case is against all those who took part including the organisers. Now a probe will begin," said Suresh.

The retreat organised by the CSI Munnar church was held from April 13 to 17 and around 350 people including a large number of priests from the CSI Church, Thiruvananthapuram wing attended it. CSI moderator and Bishop of South Kerala diocese, A. Dharmaraj Rasalam, was also present.

Even though this retreat took place last month things hotted up after two priests who attended the event passed away due to Covid last week, while a few others including Bishop Rasalam tested positive.

This event would have gone unnoticed had it not been for a complaint which is believed to have originated from a section in the Church to the Chief Secretary.

But the Church however said that all Covid protocols were observed and some people turning positive happened weeks after the retreat took place.



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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Thu, May 06 2021

    First file case against organizers of Kumbha Mela and holders of open election rallies and election gatherings. Is this the UCC to come or UCC for only to who do not vote BJP.??????........

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  • Giri, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    It is the Vijayan government in Kerala. U were the people who supported him.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Bible Clearly warns in Psalm 105:15 "Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm." 2018 type flood comes again, it is not surprising... (This Covid is Communist chinese...or communists to enslave and control the world)

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Eagerly waiting for the APPROPRIATE TIME 😀😀😀 when the earthquake is going to hit only Communists as prophesied by you

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Green horse, earthquake and now the flood!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Why no action against the Organizers of Kumbh Mela ...

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Chief priest of Kumbh mela was also one of the victim's of Covid 19..., the report very clearly specify that it is done after the Secretary of the church complain about the program...,

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  • Well wisher, Kudla

    Thu, May 06 2021

    How about Kumbh Mela, millions of people have been taken part in it.

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