Church Scams bigger than Spectrum
|Bring in law to protect Christian properties
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Chennai: Christian groups,under the umbrella of Joint Christian Action,on Saturday urged the government to formulate a law to protect Christian properties and assets worth thousands of crores of rupees which they said are being managed in a lawless manner.
Christian churches in India have thousands of crores rupees worth of property and assets,which are outside the regulatory control of any law.The community has practically no say in the administration of these huge assets,which are being squandered and misappropriated by the priestly class.This has led to a huge resentment and unrest building up in the community, the Joint Christian Action said in a statement after a meeting attended,among others,by former Supreme Court judge K T Thomas and former bureaucrat M G Devasahayam.
The act could be on the lines of the Muslim Wakf Act,Hindu Endowment Law or the Sikh Gurudwara Act, said Devasahayam.Drawing a parallel with the recent 2G spectrum scam,Devasahayam said scams in churches,diocese and the Archdiocese were bigger than the 2G scam and the need of the hour was to enact a law to protect church wealth.