The Christian missionary mafia accelerated its activities in the state, since YS Jagan came into power. In this case, the members of a Church have deliberately encroached a mining hill in Edlapadu village of Guntur district.
As per the tweet made by senior BJP leader Sunil Deodhar, it is suspected that with lot of secrecy, on the hill top, the missionaries even damaged the footprints of Sita Maa, dug up the entire hill (the backside has a carving of Narasimha Swamy) and levelled the area and finally installed a huge cross.
Sunil Deodhar tweet on the issue says, “See huge illegal Cross in Edlapadu, AP, where once foot prints of #SitaMaa existed. Carving of Lord Narasimhama exists at back. In Guntur Dist, Christian mafias have created havoc. @BJP4Andhra& @friendsofrss protested but the administration tacitly supported. #Encroachment4ChristInAP”
As per Legal Rights Protection Forum, BJP activists made a complaint to District Revenue Divisional officer about the ongoing encroachment and preparations for unauthorised construction of church and plans to put a huge cross. They have also cited the various laws that are being violated by these perpetrators. However, this complaint was put aside without any action that resulted in a complete encroachment of hill by the law breaking conversion mafia.
Hon'ble SC of India's judgement vide citation: SL to Appeal(Civil): 8519/2006 dtd 29.09.2009 stated that no unauthorized construction of any religious structures shall be permitted on Public Space".
— Legal Rights Protection Forum (@lawinforce) March 2, 2021