The Andhra Pradesh Council of Churches has urged chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to bring a legislation to protect Christian properties in the state.
In a press release here on Sunday, council secretary Jetti Oliver said the council organised a two-day consultation on “state measures for safeguarding Church properties, problems, prospects and alternatives” on Saturday and Sunday in the city. About 30 representatives of the member churches of the council from different districts of the state attended the meeting.
He said the meeting resolved to welcome the stand of the government with regard to protecting church and Christian institutional properties from and illegal sale.
The council requested the state to discuss the issue with stakeholders so that a mutually agreeable legislative measure could be worked out for the protection of Christian properties which have become easy targets for land mafia.