Kandhamal

Five involved in arson and looting in Kandhal riot case aquitted for lack of evidence

Five acquitted in Kandhamal riot case for lack of evidence.Seven Christians convicted for life without evidence by the same officials.Prosecution is undermining the cases against radicals involved in the attacks against Christians.

Phulbani (Odisha), Oct 9 -Five persons were today acquitted by a local court here for lack of evidence against them in a house burning case during 2008 communal riots in Kandhamal in Odisha.

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Frustrated Orissa victims abandon cases

High legal cost, delay in the process and witnesses turning hostile are major reasons for dropping the cases
Five years after a devastating wave of anti-Christian violence rocked the eastern state of Orissa, victims are beginning to give up the pursuit of justice through the legal system.The seven-week rampage by Hindu extremists, centered around Orissa's Kandhamal district, took place in 2008. As many as 100 Christians were killed and many women were raped, including a Catholic nun. Hundreds of houses were burnt down, as were 95 churches and several orphanages.

Launch of Report: ‘Unjust Compensation: Assessment of Damage and Loss of Private Property during the Anti-Christian Violence in

Bhubaneswar
Centre for Sustainable Use of Social and Natural Resources (CSNR), Bhubaneswar and Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN), Delhi, launched a report: Unjust Compensation: Assessment of Damage and Loss of Private Property during the Anti-Christian Violence in Kandhamal, India using the HLRN ‘Eviction Impact Assessment Tool’ today, 7 June 2013, at Red Cross Bhawan, Bhubaneswar.
The report was released by Mr Miloon Kothari, former UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing. The panel also consisted of Mr Dhirendra Panda, Secretary, CSNR, Ms Shivani Chaudhry, Associate Director, HLRN, Mr Prafulla Samantaray and Father Nicholas Barla, human rights activists.

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12 houses razed to the ground, belonging to Christians of Kandhamal

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Orissa,-12-houses-razed-to-the-ground,-be...
Orissa, 12 houses razed to the ground, belonging to Christians of Kandhamal
by Nirmala Carvalho"By depriving the Christians of a roof", accuses Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), "the Raikia government has created a new Bethlehem. As Jesus was born in a manger, so these women and children will spend Christmas in the cold, in extreme poverty, abandoned by their own administration."

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