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Anti-Christian violence erupts again in India's Orissa state

Catholic World News - March 09, 2011

New attacks on Christians have been reported in the troubled Indian state of Orissa.

With several new incidents arising since the beginning of 2011, Christians in Orissa fear that the violence could escalate to the same bloody level that drove more than 50,000 Christians from their homes in 2008. Assaults on Christians are again being attributed to the Hindu militant group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

Christians charge that when they have reported violent attacks to local police, authorities have taken no action. The Orissa government is dominated by the Hindu-nationalist BJP party, and has frequently been charged with ignoring anti-Christian violence.

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