I have read on Whats App a forward allegedly written by Fr. Anthony Charangat urging the faithful to come in large numbers for the demonstration on May 3rd, 2015 and where in he has made certain allegations about the BMC and others.
Similar demonstrations were held a couple of years in Gorai in order to shift the dumping ground. The faithful got arrested , two separate FIR’s were filed. In one FIR priests were also made accused.
The faithful are still attending the cases on all dates of hearings. In the meantime the Priests managed the correct contacts and got the prosecution withdrawn against them while the others continue to attend court and have sleepless nights since all the witnesses are public servants.
Why could’nt the prosecution also be withdrawn against all the persons involved?
The innocent people now cant make passports without the permission of the court. After taking permission from the court their passports were issued for only one year unlike others who get passports issued for ten years. One of the faithful and most active in the region , in frustration has left the catholic church.
I think when we call innocent persons for demonstrations , we should also know how to take care of them. We cant leave them to fend for themselves . These people are villagers who have been made victims thanks to the Church which has deserted them.
Adv. A. M.Sodder