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Pune blasts, failed terrorist attack
According to Indian officials, design flaws prevented a tragedy. The modus operandi points to the Indian Mujahideen, responsible in the past for other attacks in India. The authorities are questioning the only person wounded in the incident because of possible trips to Jordan or Dubai.
Bombs in Ahmedabad meant to divide India, says archbishop
Mgr Fernandes slams strategy designed to split Indian society along religious and ethnic lines. But he also stresses the solidarity people showed at the time of the attacks. At least 49 people are killed by the blasts which were set to kill as many people as possible and create as much insecurity as possible.
AsiaNews correspondent in India receives international award
Nirmala Carvalho has been chosen for her articles on the attacks against Christians in Orissa, and on violence against women. The prize has also been awarded to the widow of Hemant Karkare, head of the anti-terrorism squad in Maharashtra who was killed in the November attacks in Mumbai.
Mumbai 2008: Ajmal Kasab executed, the only surviving attacker
The terrorist of Pakistani origin was hanged this morning in the Yerawada central prison. He was was buried shortly after. For the head of the Maharahstra government, his execution is a "tribute to the innocent victims", because the Mumbai attacks were "an attack on the entire country." In five days it will be the fourth anniversary of the massacre, which claimed the lives of 166 people.
Christmas in India, amid security alarm and solidarity with Christians of Orissa
In Uttar Pradesh, public celebrations have been canceled for security reasons. The bishops' conference calls upon all the faithful of the country to avoid "ostentation," as a sign of solidarity with the Christians of Orissa and with the victims of the attacks in Mumbai.
Bishop of Orissa: "I have no faith" in the justice of the state
The commissions of inquiry tend to protect those responsible for the attacks, and are not guaranteeing security for witnesses and victims. Today, fundamentalist groups tried to burn a church in Madhya Pradesh. Four seminarians have been beaten and denounced to the police for "forced conversions."
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