30 December 2007.
BHUBANESWAR, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Over one thousand Christians, including
priests, nuns, women and children, have fled to the jungles of India’s Orissa
State where deadly anti-Christian violence entered its seventh day, a church
official told BosNewsLife Sunday, December 30.
"The situation is still under tension," in Orissa’s communal
clash-stricken district of Kandhama, said Leena Joseph a missionary nun of the
Catholic St. Joseph order in Orissa, after Hindu extremists’ attacks killed at
least nine Christians this week and injured many more.
"Church leaders and
minority Christians have lost faith in the government and police for having
failed to protect the minority community," she added, referring to the
Christians hiding in jungles. “The government has always passive, inactive and
apathetic when it comes to Christians and their welfare," the nun added.
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