Mumbai,May 3 : The Mumbai Catholic associations on Wednesday held a silent protest against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) after they demolished a 122-year old holy cross in Bazar Road area.
People came out on the streets carrying banners and tied black ribbon to their arms, marking their objection to the demolition of the sacred artifact.
“I am deeply hurt and sad after this incident; we are currently on a silent march. Despite believing in different religion we should all live in harmony,” said a local priest, part of the protest.
Earlier this week, the Bombay High Court had issued an order directing the BMC to remove unauthorised religious structures, following which the civic body razed down the cross in suburban Bandra.
This move stirred up protests and sharp response from the Christian community.
The Bombay High Court had recently asked the BMC for the removal of about 32 temples and six crosses from H west ward, which fall under ‘B’ Category. (ANI)