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Controversy Erupts as Hindu Organizations Oppose Church Construction in Karnataka Village

The construction of a church in Lokavalli village, Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka, has become a subject of controversy as Hindu organizations and villagers strongly oppose the development. Notably, the village has no Christian households, prompting the locals to question the need for a church in the area. Accusations have also been made, alleging that the church’s purpose is to facilitate religious conversions.

The church is being built on the land belonging to Ranga, from Haandi village near Mudigere. Despite the concerns raised by the community, the police have not yet responded to the issue. This development has sparked concern in the communally sensitive region, known as the BJP’s bastion, although the party faced a significant defeat in the last Assembly elections.

Former National General Secretary C.T. Ravi lost the Chikkamagaluru constituency to his former right-hand man, who contested as a Congress candidate.