Orissa

Christmas in jail for Christians in Orissa and Madhya Pradesh

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by Nirmala Carvalho
Two different communities (one Protestant the other Pentecostal) were attacked by Hindu fundamentalist groups while celebrating the birth of Christ. Local police arrested the faithful and their leaders on charges of forced conversion. For Sajan George, President of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC),it is "a serious violation of religious freedom."

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Radical Hindus target Christian communities: murder and torture

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by Nirmala Carvalho
The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), denounces two cases to AsiaNews, which occurred in Orissa and Bihar. In the first, a man was tortured and killed "by mistake": the attackers wanted to kill his son who had just been baptized. In the second, the extremists assaulted an entire family not even sparing the children: they had met with the pastor of the local church.

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Christian believer Nimmaka Laxmaya brutaly murdered in daylight in Odissa

Dherubada, Rayagada, (Orissa): 11-06-2014 – Nimmaka Laxmaya, 50, is the latest Christian victim in Orissa. He was waylaid and bludgeoned to death by the Hindu fundamentalists on the afternoon of 25th May 2014 in a village called Dherubada in Orissa. He hails from a neighbouring village called Vandidi. The murder seems to have been pre-planned and was very cleverly executed to spread some sort of a fear among the members of Christian prayer groups in that area.

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Archbishop of Orissa: Today's vote "worries Christians. But we believe in democracy"

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by Nirmala Carvalho

"GCIC prays that the administration will ensure the safety and protection of the Kandhamal people as they go to cast their ballots today. Archbishop John Barwa of Cuttack -Bhubaneshwar, tells AsiaNews: "We hope that the new government will give justice to the victims of the carnage". Kandhamal votes today in the third phase of the general elections, one of the most important.

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