Due to the rise of the Christian population by birth and decades of conversion of indigenous people, the Christian groups have now started demanding Government land to build a church in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. The Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) has announced the launch of the ‘Tawang Jao, Church Banao’ movement on September 9 if the State Government fails to resolve the Tawang church issue.
The ACF, which has been demanding the approval of land allotment for the construction of a church in Tawang, a district which is dominated by the Monpa (Buddhist) community, has announced the first stage of a peaceful dharna here on August 19.
Toko Teki, the forum’s president, said that the decision to adopt the resolution and accordingly implement it was taken in a recent meeting held with the district-based Church organisations of all denominations.
“Hundreds of Christian believers will participate in the ‘Tawang Jao, Church Banao’ movement that will be headed by the president of Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church Council (APCRCC) and the president of Himalayan Church as a member under the guidance of ACF executive members,” Teki said.