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Orissa survivors, UN ‘political refugees’

ICC Note: Indian Christians going above their own government’s head to ask for UN help as the Indian government is doing nothing to help Christians who have been victims of violence.

by Nirmala Carvalho
3/4/08 Hyderabad (AsiaNews) – The Indian government has “done nothing to ensure the safety of Christians in Orissa against the attack by fanatical fundamentalists last Christmas” and “insists on not acknowledging their suffering. For this reason we shall ask the United Nations to grant survivors political refugee status,” announced Sajan K. George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), at a plenary meeting of the organisation in Hyderabad, capital of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. The GCIC is a group that promotes the rights of Christian minorities… [Go To Full Story]