Twenty Christians Houses Burnt in Khajuripada, Kandhamal, Orissa

General September 10, 2008


EFI NEWS

More news of ransacking and destruction of Christian’s houses are flowing-in at regular interval from across the state of Orissa.

Hindu extremists again struck at night of September 8, 2008 targeting Khajuripada, Kandhamal and completely burnt twenty houses of the believers belonging to Orissa Follow-Up Ministry headed by Rev. Dr. D.B. Hrudaya.

Rev. Hrudaya briefed Evangelical Fellowship of India about the incident. He also looked very disturbed and concerned about the whereabouts of the believers. Till the writing of the report there is no information about these 20 Christian families.

Further, there are reports from the media and the eye witnesses that the drinking water sources of relief camps are being poisoned by the saffron brigade and frequent attacks on the Christians taking refuge in these camps.

EFI requests your prayers for the Orissa Christians who, because of Government inaction against the miscreants, continue to suffer.


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