Though such shut-downs were declared illegal by India’s Supreme Court in 1998,
the president of the Laxmanananda Saraswati Condolence Society (SLSSS) sent a
threatening notice to the Orissa government on Nov. 15, warning that the Hindu
extremist group would impose a bandh on Christmas unless the state government
arrested those who murdered Hindu leader Laxmanananda Sararawati on Aug. 23.
Pray for true peace and protection for Christians in Orissa, India.