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Orissa: nun violated during 2008 pogroms identifies another of her rapists
Sister Meena recognized the rapist among a group of 30 people. Of these three suspects were real. The identification was made on July 31. To date, she has identified four of ten religious extremists who had beaten and raped her during the pogroms of 2008. Because of continuing threats faced by Christians her case was moved in 2009 from the District Court in Kandhamal to Cuttack.
Orissa: Christians have lost faith in justice
The release on bail of Hindu Manoy Pradhan, previously convicted for murder, marks a blow for the trial against the perpetrators of anti-Christian pogrom of 2008. Judges accused of being biased and ignoring Christians’ cry for justice who announce appeal to the High Court.
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.
Supreme Court: Fresh investigations into anti-Christian violence in Kandhamal
The highest court in India demands Orissa account for the numerous acquittals related to the pogroms of 2008. Of 185 trials, only 64 convictions and all for minor offenses. No sentence for murder, rape, looting, arson. A report compiled by an NGO led the Supreme Court to action.
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Indian Associations: On 25 August we remember the Christian victims of Kandhamal
The National Solidarity Forum includes over 70 organizations and was born following the 2008 pogroms against Christians. "Kandhamal Day" not to forget the victims and give them justice. "Your solidarity will inspire those still struggling." The Forum's demands.
Anti-Christian pogroms in Orissa have strengthened people’s faith and unity
The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar recalls the destruction of the violence of 2008 and speaks of how the Christians have been able to pick themselves up again. August 25 will mark five years since the beginning of pogroms. Today, Msgr. Barwa decribes his "pride" in the population of Kandhamal, for their efforts to rebuild homes, churches and the souls of those who survived.
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