Indian Supreme Court Ruled State Response to Anti-Christian Violence Inadequate.
It is rare for minorities in most countries to find justice being served even by the judicial system of the land. Given the current political climate in India, its Supreme Court decided against a state government for its poor handling of the aftermath of religious persecution 8 years ago. The Chief Justice has ordered that adequate compensation has not yet been paid to the victims – in 2008 – of religiously-motivated violence by Hindus against Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha (formerly Orissa), eastern India. About 100 Christians were killed, 300 churches and 6,000 Christian homes damaged and 56,000 people displaced (many until now) after the killing of a Hindu leader, Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, on 23 August, 2008. His death sparked the worst case of anti-Christian violence in India’s history, as Hindu fundamentalists blamed Christians for the Swami’s murder.
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