Posts Tagged ‘Orissa’

Family feud apparently led to gang rape of Indian nun

Friday, July 19th, 2013

The gang rape of a 28-year-old nun in India’s Orissa state appears to be the result of a family feud — not an act of Hindu fundamentalists, who were initially blamed. The victim, who is attending university in Chennai (formerly Madras), the capital of Tamil Nadu state, told police she received a phone call from Read more

Victims of anti-Christian violence in Orissa welcome court order

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Church people and activists in Orissa are pleased with the Indian Supreme Court directive ordering a report by the Indian National Commission for Human Rights into the Orissa government’s response to the wave of anti-Christian persecution. Fides details the significant level of anti-Christian violence in Orissa 230 damaged or demolished churches and chapels 100 deaths Read more