Justice continues to elude Kandhamal

It is a matter of shame and sorrow that the Christian community in Kandhamal is subdued not because of its lack of courage but on account of the failure of the Centre and the State, the investigative agencies and the criminal justice system, including courts, to ensure it justice

It is seven years since the horrific communal violence against the Christian community engulfed the district of Kandhamal in Odisha, in August 2008. Recently, thousands of survivors gathered at the panchayat headquarter town of Raikia under the banner of the Kandhamal Peace and Solidarity Committee. It was not to relive the past. Survivors of communal violence rarely want to experience the trauma and the pain which rises to the surface of their hearts and minds with every retelling of those dark and terror-filled days.

The demand was straight and simple — that they be allowed a future.


Plight of a Persecuted Pastor of Odisha

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Jaltar, Rayagada District, Odisha: Rev. Sushil Lima, 45, is a pastor of The Church Ministries carrying the message of Christ along with his wife Mrs. Ullasini Lima, in Jaltar Village, Puttasing in Rayagada District Odisha. They have two daughters, 6 and 5 years old. Pastor Lima is also a member of All India Human Rights Council, Karnataka. Earlier, he was a School teacher and when he felt that the Lord wanted him to serve full-time in His Vineyard, he left his job and became a full-time evangelist in 2005.


Orissa: the ordeal of Pastor Sushil Lima, for years a victim of radical Hindus

Orissa: il calvario del pastore Sushil Lima, da anni vittima di radicali indù


by Nirmala Carvalho
The religious leader and his family are victims of persecution since 2005, when he began to preach the Gospel. He has received death threats during the anti-Christian pogroms in Kandhamal in 2008. Over the years he has baptized about 100 faithful. His followers humiliated publicly and threatened with expulsion from the village council.


Why Christianity Failed in India?

Christianity, a threat to Hinduism? Data and historical evidence prove otherwise.
Tony Joseph
If you have been following Indian mass media or social media in the last few months, you couldn’t have escaped the narrative being spun by the Hindutva right-wing. It goes something like this: “Christianity is posing a growing and serious demographic threat to Hinduism by converting large
numbers of Hindus through aggressive proselytising. This effort is heavily funded by Christian organisations in the West that see India as being ripe for large-scale conversions. Since proselytising and conversions are not part of Hindu tradition, or that of any religion that originated in India, the playing field is tilted against Hinduism, and this is causing serious societal friction. This sometimes leads to spontaneous and violent reactions.”
There are about four individual assertions in there, so let us take them one by one, put them to the test of data and historical evidence, and see which ones hold up, and which ones do not.
Christianity poses a serious threat to Hinduism