India: 15,000 protest anti-Christian violence; death toll in Orissa now 50
October 03, 2008
Refusing to convert to Hinduism, Protestant Lalgi Nayak died of a neck gash and become the fiftieth victim of anti-Christian violence in the east Indian state of Orissa. Fifteen thousand people marched in the capital city of New Delhi to protest the violence in Orissa. As Islamic terrorism spread throughout India-- seven bombs have exploded since September 27-- religious leaders, including the Archbishop of Delhi, issued an appeal for peace.
- Lalji Nayak, martyr for the faith in Orissa
- Religious leaders endorse appeal for peace as Orissa death toll rises (UCAN)
- 15,000 march in New Delhi protesting violence (ICNS)
- Ban fanatics in Karnataka: Archbishop Moras (ICNS)
- Christians in India demand protection (Vatican Radio)
- Indian-American Christians urge end to violence in region of homeland (CNS)
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