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Orissa: catechist disappears. Government bans Hindu demonstrations at Christmas

ICC Note: Not content with destroying Christians’ properties and livelihood, Hindus are determined to keep Christians from coming back home in Orissa.

by Nirmala Carvalho
12/17/08 Bhubaneshwar, India (AsiaNews) – A catechist has disappeared from the village of Kanjamedi, in the district of Kandhamal (Orissa). Sources for AsiaNews say that this happened “on 16th December around 6:30 PM, as Yuvraj Digal and his son were returning home from Tikabali village, Kandhamal, on his way home, a mob of nearly 50 persons recognised him, stopped him, abused him and mercilessly thrashed him severely. His son managed to escape, but Yuvraj is still not traceable.”

Fr. Ajay Singh is director of Jan Vikas Kendra, the charitable and social center of the archdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar. He explains to AsiaNews that fear is still rooted in Kandhamal. “There is not much change in the condition of the relief camps… [Go To Full Story]