celebrate Easter in Kandhamal

More than 5,000 Christians and Hindus celebrate Easter in Kandhamal, the pogrom district

Santosh Digal

The event was held in the Church of Our Lady of Charity in Raikia. In 2008 the district was the scene of the worst anti-Christian persecution in Indian history. Youth enacted passages from the Bible and Easter themes. "I have absorbed the message of love and peace,” a Hindu said.