Capturing the spark that led to communal riot in Kandhamal,Indian state of Orissa against Christians

CHENNAI: In 2008, Odisha’s Kandhamal district witnessed the worst communal violence in its history. Many thought conversion was the main reason. But what led to the so-called conversion?
K P Sasi’s 90-minute-long documentary “Voices from the Ruins: Kandhamal in search of justice” looks at the history of communal violence in Odisha, exposing the reason that contributed to a series of violence, The Times of India reported.


Hindu radicals hoist saffron flag on Catholic church under construction

Hindu fundamentalists yesterday hoisted a saffron flag on the construction site of Catholic Church at Bakingia , one of the largest Christian settlements in Kandhamal district of Orissa.
Yesterday was the Hindu festival of Dussehra, which signifies the victory of good over evil.“More than 400 fanatics moved towards the Catholic Church at noon yesterday. The Catholic community in the area had accumulated building materials to re construct the church, which angered them,