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India : Dominicos expresan su preocupación despues del asesinado de un líder católico y defensor de derechos humanos en Orisa

India : después del asesinado de un líder católico y defensor de derechos humanos Rabindra Parichha, los Dominicos exhortan las autoridades a tomar medidas fuertes para asegurar la libertad religiosa y la vida de los defensores de Derechos humanos en Orisa.

Los Dominicos llaman la ONU a luchar contra la violencia ínter-comunitaria contra las minorías religiosas en India y Pakistan

L'Ordre dominicain exhorte le Conseil des Droits de l'Homme de l'ONU à agir contre les violences inter-communautaires, particulièrement contre celles qui frappent les minorités chrétiennes d'Inde et du Pakistan

Violence against the Christians in ORISSA and other parts of INDIA

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Attacks against the Christian community

Brutal attacks against the Christian community took place on Christmas eve, in December 2007, in the Kanhamal district of Orissa. The Christmas festival of joy and peace was ruined by the unwarranted attacks by fundamentalist forces. There appears to be a  total breakdown of law and order that could curtail such crimes against humanity.
 
In a memorandum submitted to the National Human Rights Commission and signed by Archbishop Vincent Concessao of Delhi, Dr. John Dayal, President of the All India Catholic Union , Dr. Joseph Desouza, President of the All India Christian Council and other Christian Leaders, it was stated that nearly 90 Churches have been burned down and nine people have died.  Furthermore, bout 600 houses were burned or vandalized and some 5000 people have been affected by the attacks.
 

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