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Pogrom in Orissa: life imprisonment for seven innocent Christians

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Pogrom in Orissa: life imprisonment for seven innocent Christians
by Nirmala Carvalho
Bishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar promises: "We will appeal". The convicted men are accused of the murder of a Hindu leader, which triggered the anti-Christian violence of 2008. Against them there is no evidence. The Maoists have always claimed reponsibility for the assassination.

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Pogrom of Orissa, 7 innocent Christians convicted with false accusations

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Pogrom of Orissa, 7 innocent Christians convicted with false accusations
by Nirmala Carvalho
The Court will issue the ruling on 3 October. The convicted Christians are held responsible for the murder of Hindu leader Laxamananda Saraswati, who unleashed the violent anti-Christian persecutions of 2008. The Maoists have claimed responsibility for the murder from the beginning, but the state authorities have always ignored the admission of liability.

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Australian missionary Graham staines and minor children's murder trial starts

Second phase trial in Staines case starts
TNN | Sep 24, 2013, 01.20 AM IST

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BHUBANESWAR: The district and sessions court here on Monday began its second phase trial against two accused in the murder of Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two minor sons at Manoharpur in Keonjhar in January 1999.
The trial kick-started after the court on September 4 this year framed charges against Ghanashyam Mohanta and Ranjan Mohanta, who were arrested by CBI on May 17. The duo, charge-sheeted along with 16 other accused persons, was on the run.

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Kandhamal Nun Gang Raped

BERHAMPUR/PHULBANI (Odisha): A 28-year-old trainee nun was allegedly gang-raped by three youths, including two cousins, after holding her forcibly for about a week in Odisha's Ganjam and Gajapati districts, police said on Monday.

The two cousins — Jatindra Subhasunder and Jogendra Subhasunder — were arrested, while the third accused was still at large, Kandhamal district Additional Superintendent of Police Gobind Chandra Mallick said.

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