Inde : Les Dominicains experiment leur préoccupation après l'assassinat en Orias d'un leader catholique défenseur des droits de l'homme

Après le meurtre en Orisa de Rabindra Parichha, catéchiste et défenseur des droits de l'homme, les Dominicains exhortent les autorités à prendre des mesures décisives pour protèger la liberté religieuse et la vie des défenseurs des droits de l'homme en Inde

Les Dominicains appellent l'ONU à lutter contre les violences inter-communautaires

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.