Posted by: becketfund | August 13, 2009

India: Police on High Alert for Anniversary of Orissa Riots

BHUBANESHWAR – The Orissa State Armed Police Force has deployed twelve platoons to Kandhamal for the Hindu festival of Janmastami on August 13, which will also act as a remembrance of the murder of Swami Laxmanananda Sraswati on August 23, 2008, Asia News reported on August 13.  The death of Swami Laxmanananda Sraswati in 2008 set off Hindu violence against Christian communities in Orissa.

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