» 09/22/2008, 00.00
Catholic priest killed in Meerut diocese (Agra)
The clergyman lived like an Indian ascetic in an ashram, preaching peace and promoting inter-faith dialogue. Nothing is known of the motive behind the deed; police will not exclude a botched robbery attempt as the possible cause. The funeral is scheduled for tomorrow.
Orissa: maximum alert for the first anniversary of anti-Christian pogrom
Deployment of special forces in Kandhamal during the festival of Janmastami. It is the first anniversary of the murder of Swami Saraswati Laxmanananda that sparked the anti-Christian violence last August.
Orissa: Hindu extremists burn one nun alive, rape another
A year after the swami’s murder, a “day of peace and harmony” in Orissa
A day of remembrance is called for 23 August to commemorate the assassination of Hindu leader and the victims of the anti-Christian pogrom. Mgr Cheenath, archbishop of Cuttack- Bhubaneswar, is among the promoters of the initiative. India and the world should remember the event so that violence against religious minorities is stopped around the world.
Dhaka, Christian student killed for less than a dollar
A gang of thugs attacked Rema Amit, 26, and a friend who was in his company. The spoils of harvest is a phone and 70 cents. Police have already identified and arrested the members of the group.
Shaanxi: mine owners give "gifts" to police for protection
In the active mining county of Shenmu, the police "ask" for donations, and mine owners give 2.19 million yuan. Now investigations are underway. The problem of lack of safety in the mines, which is often "allowed" by local authorities "connected" to the property.
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