After the outbreak of the first Great War of 1914, all the properties of the Basel Mission in India were confiscated by the British Government and vested in the custodian of enemy property, Madras. Later, under the orders of the Governor General in Council, the said properties were released by a Registered Deed. However, throughout the period, the said properties continued to be in use and enjoyment of the indigenous Basel Mission community as before, without any break, which was vested in the Missionary Body known as ‘Kanarese Evangelical Mission’ under Mission Trust of Southern India, Madras.