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Orissa, ruling on raped nun "example of collusion between the state and Hindu extremists "
Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC ) comments to AsiaNews. Of the nine defendants, the court charged only three, acquitting the other six . "Minimizing this violence violates all constitutional guarantees".
Orissa: raped nun forgives aggressors and recounts her sufferings
Three years after the violence against Christians in Kandhamal, Sr. Meena Barwa says she is a new creature. The sufferings and pains of those years were a path to Christ. The trial against the rapists and their condemnation is essential to give justice to all victims of the pogroms.
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.
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.
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.
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