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News: Kerala HC tells police to maintain law and order in Malankara churches

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    Indian orthodox tried to get an order from Kerala High Court to get police protection to enter the churches of Jacobite and they moved it very secretly. For
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      Indian orthodox tried to get an order from Kerala High Court to get
      police protection to enter the churches of Jacobite and they moved it
      very secretly. For that they engaged an Advocate Bhatt from Karnataka
      and tried to take the case in the bench of Chief Justice who is also
      from Karnataka. They kept it the entire move as secret to get an ex-
      party judgement, but somehow the news leaked on Sunday itself. So
      the Jacobite could arrange an advocate, but still it was very
      difficult for them to locate the exact bench in which the case would
      come.

      The Judge issued an order to keep law and order, which actually means
      to not permit (with police protection) IOC bishops to enter the
      churches and thus create a law & order problem. The case is now
      postponed to 27th for further hearing. The direction was given by the
      Bench consisting of Chief Justice B.N.Srikrishna and Justice G.
      Sivarajan, while considering a writ petition filed by Mor Baselious
      Marthoma Mathews II, Catholicose of the East and Malankara
      Metropolitan, and seven other metropolitans of the Indian Orthodox
      Church.

      In short, the IOC's intention was to get an ex-party judgement so
      that to pressurise the Kerala government to give protection to their
      bishops to enter churches under Jacobite control. But the move
      failed.

      What IOC wanted is that either they must be allowed to enter the
      churches or the churches must be closed. The latest court move was
      done only with this motive.

      Related news is available on the internet editions of 13th August 2002

      Indian Express (Kerala section- In English)
      http://www.newindpress.com/Newsitems.asp?
      ID=IER20020812155953&Title=Kerala&rLink=0
      Kerala Kumudi (Kerala Section - In Malayalam)
      http://www.keralakaumudi.com/
      Mangalam (Kerala Section - In Malayalam)
      http://www.mangalam.net/
      Mathrubhumi (Kerala Section - In Malayalam)
      http://www.mathrubhumi.com/
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