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‘Orissa riot probe needs two more years’

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The Commission investigation attack in India in which close to 100 Christians were killed by Hindu radicals says it needs to more years to complete its work.

04/06/2010 India (CathNews India)-The commission probing the 2008 anti-Christian riots in Orissa says it needs two more years to complete the task as political parties, religious groups and the media have almost ignored it.

Government set up the one-man Justice Sarat Chandra Mohapatra commission to inquire the violence that followed the murder of a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader on Aug 23, 2008. Its six month tenure was twice extended but could not make any headway, Mohapatra said in an interview.

“I have issued letters to all major political parties, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress and the ruling Biju Janata Dal, but most of them have not filed their statements before the commission yet,” Justice Mohapatra said in an interview published in Times of India.

Some 90 people, mostly Christians were killed in the seven week long violence that also displaced housands of Christians from their homes, leading to widespread concern among Christians and secular groups.

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