Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christians Fear Christmas Violence in Orissa

As many of us are looking forward to a nice, peaceful Christmas season, Christians in India are anticipating violence on December 25. Hindu extremists are on the move again and they are calling for a state-wide bandh (a forced shut-down on all sectors of society).

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.

(Source here)

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