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Seven female Christian students missing in eastern India violence – official

ICC Note: Over 700 Christians in Orissa are taking shelter in relief camps, while many more are still hiding in the forests, including 7 high school girls who are still unaccounted for.

by Dibin Samuel
1/5/08 BHUBANESWAR, INDIA (Christian Today) – At least seven teenage girls were missing in eastern India where Christian-Hindu violence left over 9 dead and more than 60 churches damaged, a state government official said Sunday.

7 female Christian students missing in violence-hit Orissa, says official…A boarding school informed police about the missing ninth grade students on Saturday, said Satyenbrata Sahu, a divisional commissioner.

“We suspect they have run away out of fear,” he told The Associated Press, adding police were searching for the girls.

On Sunday, more than 1000 Christians held protest in the capital urging the government to punish the attackers and protect the Christian community in the state.

Over 700 Christians fearing attacks, have taken shelter in government run relief camps… [Go To Full Story]