» 06/14/2010, 00.00
Hindu extremist who raped Sister Meena arrested
Pandit Bishimajhi is blamed for serious anti-Christian violence in Orissa in August 2008, which included beating people and setting buildings on fire. A member of a Hindu nationalist party, he was a wanted man for many months but was able to elude and mock police. His arrest might be a sign that justice will finally be done in Orissa.
Christ’s love overcomes Calvary, even here in Orissa, says Fr Chellan
Attacked during the 2008 anti-Christian pogrom, the clergyman speaks about Easter and its mysteries. For him, we must accept with confidence and love the cross we bear. He is homesick for the district where he was attacked and misses the mission that ties him to his flock.
Indian commission investigating anti-Christian pogrom in Orissa
A seven-member team begins inquiry in areas where Hindus massacred Christians. They will meet victims, police officials and local administrators. It is still not known whether Sister Meena will take part in the line-up to identify her assailants.
Orissa pogrom: three convicted, six acquitted of gang rape of Sister Meena Barwa
The Cuttack district court issues a controversial ruling. The Servite religious sister was raped by Hindu fundamentalists during the anti-Christian violence of 2008.
Supreme Court tells Orissa to ensure Christians’ safety
The ruling, issued last Sunday, criticises the authorities’ slowness in responding early to the violence. Also on Sunday the nun raped in K. Nuagaon on 25 August identified two of her assailants.
Orissa: two men involved in 2008 nun rape are released
Out of 30 people charged, only 22 have been arrested. Of these, 17 have been released on bail. For Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar archbishop, this is “a heartbreak for those who suffered” and “the situation now appears discouraging.”
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