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India: violence in Orissa

The spate of anti-Christian violence that began, following the killing of a Hindu leader on August 23 in Orissa’s Kandhamal district, continued on September 8, despite a stream of meetings by Christian and rights groups with high government officials.

Compass Direct

On September 8, at least 20 houses were burned and 70 Christian families forcibly ‘reconverted’ to Hinduism in separate incidents in the eastern state.