India: court sentences Hindu marauders for anti-Christian violence in Orissa
November 29, 2012
A court in India has sentenced 12 Hindu militants to prison terms in connection with the anti-Christian violence that broke out in the state of Orissa in 2008.
“It is the first step toward justice,” remarked Archbishop John Barwa of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar. He added that much more action is necessary to heal the wounds opened by the violence, including the provision of compensation to Christians whose homes were destroyed.
- Twelve convictions for anti-Christian violence in Orissa, but "much remains to be done" (Fides)
- Orissa: 5,000 survivors mark anniversary of anti-Christian pogrom (CWN, 9/3)
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