Saturday, December 9, 2023

Topic: Kandhamal

Kandhamal violence seared in memory of India’s Christians

Feb. 24, 1784, was the day the Christian community in India shed its innocence, discovering its vulnerability in a land where social, religious and other identity groups jostled for power, some with notional or virtual alliances, others with armed gangs patronized by the rulers, and still others at the head of real armies.

Documentary | Voices from the ruins: Kandhamal in search of justice

The biggest violence on the Adivasi Christians and Dalit Christians took place in August 2008 in Kandhamal. The survivors of Kandhamal violence are still struggling against improper compensation, rehabilitation, and justice delivery systems.