Christians in Orissa continue to suffer as fresh attacks are reported from Jeypore of District Koraput. The Rev. U.C Pattnayak's who is the president of the Orissa Missionary Movement was attacked by a strong mob of 500. His office residence and Church were burnt by the assailants. The family ran in different directions for safety and are now in hiding.
Our correspondent reports the assailants are now targeting Christian homes. A private Christian school is has also been attacked. Please pray as violence spreads in Orissa.
EFI also solicits letters, faxes and phone calls by concerned people to the state and central officials, whose details are given below.
Dr. Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister of India
Room No. 152,
New Delhi, 110001
(O) Tel : +91-11-23012312
(O) Fax: +91-11-23016857
Shri Navin Patnaik
Chief Minister of Orissa
(O) Tel: +91-0674-2531100, 2535100, 2531500
(O) Fax: +91-0674-2400100
(R) Tel: +91-0674-2590299, 2591099,2590844,2591100,2590833
Shri Amarananda Pattanayak, IPS
Director General of Police
(O) Tel: +91-0671-2304451, 2306501
(O) Fax: +91-0671-2304033
Rev. Dr. Richard Howell
Evangelical Fellowship of India
New Delhi, India
Evangelical Fellowship of India (established 1951) is a charter member of World Evangelical Alliance, an accredited NGO with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations