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Disabled Indian woman killed for alleged disrespect of Sikh text

September 15, 2016

In India's Punjab region, a Christian woman with severe intellectual disabilities was killed by Sikh militants who thought that she had descrated their sacred text.

Balwinder Kaur died on September 11 after she was dragged from her home and struck repeatedly on the legs with an axe. She bled to death, slowly and painfully.

Bishop Franco Mulakkai of Jalandhar said: "All the evidence indicates that there is persecution in Punjab."

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 17, 2016 1:32 AM ET USA

    All the more reason to reject the moniker: "People of the Book." Catholics are "People of the Person," the Person being Christ. The "book" is a witness, but not an object of worship.