Church creating problems, complain residents

Church creating problems, complain residents

Shops occupying the footpath in Defence Colony on Sundays.

The residents of Indiranagar on Wednesday complained about the problems created by the unmindfulness of a church, located on 6th Main, to the Assistant Commissioner of Police (both traffic and city police).

The residents complain that as the number of people visiting the FGAG church at the Defence Colony is increasing over the years. However, no proper arrangements have been made, neither to accommodate the traffic nor to clear the garbage accumulated in the area. Santona Das, who stays on the 5th main road that is right behind the church, said: “I am a resident here for the past 25 years. People park vehicles indiscriminately on the road. And more importantly, they block the road by placing barricades during prayers on Sundays. This is absolutely against the rule of the land, as they are disturbing the civic activity.” “We are not against the church. We just do not want them to create trouble for residents and others due to their inability to manage a large crowd,” Das said, adding that she is a Christian herself, but does not want to trouble others due to religious activities.

This has also led to some other problems such as, opening up of stalls on footpaths which completely occupies the space and makes it difficult for pedestrians to walk, and also the usage of loud music, disturbing the tranquillity of the residential area, says the letter.

Though the residents have tried to contact the authorities of the church, they have not received any response yet, said Sneha Nandihal, president, BM Kaval Residents’ Welfare Association.

Sneha, being a Chrisitan herself, reiterated that this is not against the church per se, but against the unmindfulness of the institution which is causing problems for laymen.

Despite several calls from DH, the FGAG church did not respond. 

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