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Violence and Clean Chits

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This is the Second in a little series on Violence done to Christians in a place called KANDHAMAL in Odisha, India.

[In 2008, the Christians in this place were attacked, At least One Nun was Raped, A Pastor and his son were burnt alive, and even Orphanages were Burnt.]

Please see also:

  1. Hindu Violence Rises in Orissa
  2. Violence and Clean Chits
  3. Rape as a weapon
  4. Kandhamal Unresolved – Docufilm, and
  5. Delhi Protest against anti-Christian attacks in Kandhamal 2008

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A politico, advani in this case, says that the bajrang dal could not have committed these crimes. advani said that he knew them very well. So his certificate is enough.

Girl who suffered burn wounds

A Girl who suffered Burns.

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Pastor Graham Staines who had been Burnt Alive, as were his two boys.

Rajani who was burnt along the orphanage

This Girl who died of like this, Rajani, was actually a Hindu, being brought up in a Christian orphanage.

All images from Internet.

Please Read:

http://www.carvaka4india.com/2012/07/violence-and-clean-chits-sangma-backs.html

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Hindu Violence Rises in Orissa

This is a little series on Violence done to Christians in a place called KANDHAMAL in Odisha, India.

In 2008, the Christians in this place were attacked, At least One Nun was Raped, A Pastor and his son were burnt alive, and even Orphanages were Burnt.

As of Today, (2015), the Christians who left their lands and home are afraid to return, as they have been told that they come back Only if they are ready to become hindus.

Please see:

  1. Hindu Violence Rises in Orissa
  2. Violence and Clean Chits
  3. Rape as a weapon
  4. Kandhamal Unresolved – Docufilm, and
  5. Delhi Protest against anti-Christian attacks in Kandhamal 2008

Revolution in South Asia

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This article was published in A World To Win.

Orissa, India: Hindu fundamentalists foment violence among the people

[20 April 2008. A World to Win News Service.] Over many years a large number of Dalits (“untouchables”) in the eastern Indian state of Orissa converted to Christianity to escape the Hindu caste system in which they are considered subhuman. In the last decade, and especially the last year and a half, life has become hell for them. In December 2007, Hindu supremacist forces lead a riot in which many of the Dalit Christians were killed and their homes and churches were burned by tribal people at least as poor as the Dalits. The Hindu monk Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, a leader of the Vishnu Hindu Parisad (VHP) party, was said to have been behind the attacks. The VHP is part of a broader movement of organisations identified with the word “Hindutva” (“Hindu-ness”)…

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Delhi Protest against anti-Christian attacks in Kandhamal 2008

This is the Fifth post in a little series on Violence done to Christians in a place called KANDHAMAL in Odisha, India.

[In 2008, the Christians in this place were attacked, At least One Nun was Raped, A Pastor and his son were burnt alive, and even Orphanages were Burnt.]

Please see also:

  1. Hindu Violence Rises in Orissa
  2. Violence and Clean Chits
  3. Rape as a weapon
  4. Kandhamal Unresolved – Docufilm, and
  5. Delhi Protest against anti-Christian attacks in Kandhamal 2008

NewsGrab

NEW DELHI: The National Solidarity Forum, a countrywide platform of concerned civil society organisations, will observe “Kandhamal Day” on August 25 to protest against organised violence on Christian minorities in Orissa.
Quoting human rights groups, the Forum said violence against the Christian minority in the Kandhamal region of Orissa had resulted in killing of women, differently-abled people, children, adivasis and dalits.
“Women have been criminally assaulted. Churches big and small have been destroyed. Schools, colleges and offices of five non-government organisations have been damaged. They are yet to get justice or rehabilitation,” said Forum spokesperson at a press conference here.
People’s tribunal
The Forum plans to organise a national-level people’s tribunal on August 22, 23 and 24 at the Constitution Club in Delhi. The tribunal would assess the role, conduct and responsibility of various organisations, group of persons in escalating violence.
It will also assess the role…

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Rape as a weapon

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This is third in a little series on Violence done to Christians in a place called KANDHAMAL in Odisha, India.

Please see also:

  1. Hindu Violence Rises in Orissa
  2. Violence and Clean Chits
  3. Rape as a weapon
  4. Kandhamal Unresolved – Docufilm, and
  5. Delhi Protest against anti-Christian attacks in Kandhamal 2008

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Rape has been used, as a Weapon, against Christians particularly in Kandhamal, as well as in Isolated incidents (see link 3), and by the Armies, including Ours, in the North East parts of Our Country.

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NewsGrab

While going through the latest ‘tale of two rapes’, I thought I should share my finding ‘Rape as a weapon’ andPregnant mothers and infants pay a heavy price’ (from my forthcoming international book on Kandhamal. The info may be shocking. But that is the sad reality of Kandhamal. Anto Akkara

Rape as a weapon

Sexual violence against women has been used as a weapon in areas of ethnic oppression and conflict. Kandhamal was no exception.

“There are several other reports of sexual assault and molestation and it is highly likely that many other such cases have gone unreported due to the shame attached,” warned the study ‘Genocide in Kandhamal’ by the Human Rights Law Network. The legal action group in its study released before the end of 2008 – one of the first studies on the Kandhamal carnage and mayhem – expressed this fear after elaborating on the rape…

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Kandhamal Unresolved – Docufilm

This is the Fourth post in a little series on Violence done to Christians in a place called KANDHAMAL in Odisha, India.

[In 2008, the Christians in this place were attacked, At least One Nun was Raped, A Pastor and his son were burnt alive, and even Orphanages were Burnt.]

Please see also:

  1. Hindu Violence Rises in Orissa
  2. Violence and Clean Chits
  3. Rape as a weapon
  4. Kandhamal Unresolved – Docufilm, and
  5. Delhi Protest against anti-Christian attacks in Kandhamal 2008

NewsGrab

KANDHAMAL UNRESOLVED - Docufilm

KANDHAMAL, Odisha — It’s been five years since the communal violence unleashed on Christians in Kandhamal, Odisha (Orissa). Until now, peace and justice have been denied to the victims. Very few were arrested and even they have been released on bail and some of them been acquitted for lack of evidence.

The victims of communal violence are continued to be denied of peace/justice and a dignified living. “Kandhamal Unresolved” looks into the present situation of Kandhamal, especially the struggles of victims, denial of peace and justice, intimidation and hate campaign by Sangh Parivar and relationship between the Hindu Identity and the Dalit/Adivasi Identity. The film is now at Youtube.
You may click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPu0r01wDlA

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