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Court upholds disputed Bandel Church land
By C.M. Paul
Guwahati, Sep. 11. In a land mark judgment Calcutta High Court upheld Church`s right over its disputed property ending a prolonged legal battle spanning almost two decades.

The historic Portuguese Church (estd 1599) on the banks of Hooghly river near Kolkata was dragged into the legal battle in July 1995 when a Civil Miscellaneous Petition Case was filed by Biswanath Mondal and Others of the locality in the Court of the Sub-Divisional Executive Magistrate (SDEM) Hooghly challenging the order of the Church authorities restraining them from organizing any sort of games/sports within the Church grounds. Read full text
Disputed playground in front of Bandel Church.

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