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Christians in Orissa Relief Camp Attacked Overnight

John on May 12, 2009 at 9:04 am

From the Christian Post:

A relief camp in Kandhamal, Orissa, India was attacked Monday night by Hindu radicals, reported a leading Christian advocacy group in the country.

According to the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), Hindu radicals attacked Mondakia relief camp in Kandhamal, where 1,500 Christian refugees displaced from the August 2008 attacks were staying.

“Swasti Nayak, who was at the front of the camp, was injured at 8:00 p.m. last night,” GCIC reported. “Terrified Christian refugees heard the familiar sounds of drum beats and Hindutva slogans.”

Fearing a repeat of the August violence that left at least 60 Christians dead and more than 50,000 displaced, the advocacy group asked local authorities to ensure safety for Christians.

I’ve written a whole series of posts on anti-Christian violence in India. You can see them all here.

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