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Jan 05 2009

Orissa’s Christians Still Hiding in Forests|

Orissa’s Christians Still Hiding in Forests|

NEW DELHI – As cold weather grips Orissa state, Christian leaders in India have expressed their shock over the revelation that there are still Christians hiding in forests to escape violence. Related Orissa Violence Unveils Mosaic of Discontent Christian Leaders Urge Strong American Response to India Violence Orissa Bishops Warn of ‘Master Plan’ to Wipe-Out Christianity Indian Pastor Appeals for Prayer Amid Death and Suffering Somber Christmas for India’s Christians India Evangelical Leader Seeks Prayers for Peace Despite the presence of thousands of paramilitary forces in the north-eastern Indian state, hundreds of people, including many Christians and Hindus, are believed to be hiding in forests. They are fearful of a repercussion of the violence that swept through Orissa late last year after the murder of a radical Hindu leader.

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