Riot-Hit Indian Christians Still Hiding in Jungles
Several Christian families in a violence-stricken area of India‚Äôs Orissa state are hiding in nearby jungles while seven teenage girls are reportedly missing.
Since Christmas Eve, mobs led by Hindu activists have attacked Christians in the Kandhamal district, reportedly killing nine people and damaged 60 churches, according to the latest official report from the state government. At least 100,000 Christians reside in the 650,000-person district .
Many Christian families are reportedly afraid to return to their homes due to fear of violence. Meanwhile, 142 homeless families are taking shelter at the relief camps set up in Baliguda, Orissa. The administration has urged all homeless victims of the communal violence to return to their villages....