BHUBANESWAR, India — Local government agencies in the Indian state of Orissa were negligent and even biased during anti-Christian violence that left more than 100 people dead three years ago.
That was the conclusion of an independent tribunal examining the violence in eastern Orissa state, where Hindus hounded local Christians out of the remote jungle district of Kandhamal.
“The 2008 attacks in Kandhamal were widespread and were executed with substantial planning and preparation,” declared the jury of the National People’s Tribunal on Kandhamal. “The violence meets all the elements of ‘crimes against humanity,’ as defined in applicable international law.”
The tribunal pointed out that...READ MORE