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Indian Christians await justice on eighth anniversary of religious violence

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Pearson/REX (743376aj) Church of our Lady of Immaculate conception in Pondicherry, India India - 2008
Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Pearson/REX (743376aj)
Church of our Lady of Immaculate conception in Pondicherry, India
India – 2008

Christians in India are still waiting for justice on the eighth anniversary of India’s worst incidence of anti-Christian violence in Kandhamal, Odisha State.

Anti-persecution charity Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) says that Hindu fundamentalists killed at least 90 people on 25th August 2008.

Official government figures put the death toll at 38, but monitoring groups in India said the figure is much higher.

300 churches were set alight and around 5,600 houses were looted and burned.

Reports also showed that 2,000 people were forced to renounce their Christian faith and more than 10,000 children had their education disrupted.\

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