Kerala Govt. urged to implement Law Reforms Commission report on dispute in Malankara Church

Legislation alone is reply to battle between Orthodox and Jacobite factions, says Quest For Peace

The State Government should instantly implement the suggestions of the State Law Reforms Commission on the dispute present in the Malankara Church, stated Quest For Peace, a Church peace committee, which is making efforts to set up a consensus between the Malankara Church teams and finish the collection of litigations and wrangling.

Quest for Peace chairman and senior priest of the Jacobite Church Father Varghese Kallupara stated the Law Reforms Commission suggestions may very well be a everlasting answer to disputes amongst Church teams. He is of the view that laws alone would put an finish to the long-drawn battle between the Orthodox and Jacobite factions.

The Supreme Court had dominated in July 2017 that there can be no parallel administration of the Malankara Church, and that each one parishes can be below the management of the Orthodox faction.

He stated the State Government had taken up the Commission’s proposal that cemeteries be shared by the Church teams to allow peaceable burials. Similar instance will be adopted by the Government on the bigger problem of everlasting peace, Father Kallupara added.

The suggestion of the Commission chaired by former Supreme Court choose Ok.T. Thomas is that the State conduct a referendum to decide the rights over numerous parishes and associated establishments below the Malankara Church.

For the document, the Kerala Christian Cemeteries (Right to Burial of Corpse) 2020 Ordinance was enacted on the advice of the Commission following critical disputes over burial in Malankara Church cemeteries.

Special Correspondent , 2021-11-06 20:19:47

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