» 07/29/2011, 00.00
Hindu radical kills Christian who had testified in court in a Kandhamal pogrom-related case
Michael Digal testified in court in a case connected with the 2008 anti-Christian violence. After purging his sentence, a fundamentalist enticed the victim into a trap and killed him. The Global Council of India Christians calls on the authorities to protect pogrom witnesses.
Orissa: first conviction in anti-Christian riots case
Nine months after the first attacks in Kandhamal district, a court issues a first conviction for one of the people who instigated the violence. Father Chellan, who was among the victims of Hindu fanaticism, wants the authorities to provide witnesses with full protection because they are still under constant threat.
Christian leaders: Orissa government still ignores pogrom victims
Archbishop Cheenath and the president of Orissa Minority Forum demand sentences for perpetrators, compensation for the victims and peace initiatives. The movement creates a youth wing to address community needs. To date there are still 3500 houses to rebuild.
Orissa: catechist attacked by Hindu fundamentalists found dead
Yuvraj Digal, 40, was brutally beaten by a mob of about 20 people, after which he vanished raising fears that he might have been abducted. Today his death was confirmed when his body was found.
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.
Curfew imposed again in Orissa after Hindu activist is killed
The dead man led anti-Christian attacks in December 2007 in Kandhamal district. Maoist groups are suspected in his death but Christians fear a new wave of violence.
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