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Arrests made in attack on Orissa prayer hall

Catholic World News - March 11, 2014

Local police have arrested two Hindu fundamentalists who attacked a prayer hall that was under construction in Odisha, an eastern Indian state.

The Odisha Sun Times reported that following the arrests, a “peace meeting” was held in the village of Pradhanpada and the Protestant pastor who was constructing the prayer hall agreed not to continue its construction.

Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, was the site of a 2008 anti-Christian pogrom that left over 50 dead and led 50,000 Christians to flee their homes.

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