Orthodox Church to seek steps against NCM

Staff Reporter

KOTTAYAM: The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has decided to seek steps against the National Commission for Minorities (NCM).

A joint meeting of the Synod and the Consultative Committee of the Church held at its headquarters at Devalokam, near here, on Wednesday alleged that the Commission had "twisted facts through its unilateral expression of opinions given to the media." The Synod said the statement of the Commission went against directives of the Supreme Court. It decided to seek possibilities of taking steps against it. A meeting of the Synod and the Consultative Committee is scheduled on July 28 for this purpose.

The Synod extended support to those who have filed a case against those " who had forcibly entered the Kolencherry church" and decided to observe July 17 as `protest day' against the Government action.

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