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Indian nun shot as threats to Indian Christians grow.

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  • Thomas Daniel
    Indian nun shot as threats to Indian Christians grow. A nun from Madya Pradesh has been shot in the face at point blank range by four men believed to be
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 12, 2001
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      Indian nun shot as threats to Indian Christians grow.

      A nun from Madya Pradesh has been shot in the face at point blank
      range by four men believed to be militant Hindus.

      Sr Leena Vellampuniyel, 30, who worked at Nirmala Hospital in the
      village of Chandera, is now in hospital in a critical condition after
      last Tuesday's shooting.

      The incident happened just a day after a priest was attacked in Thane
      near Bombay.

      Fr Mendonca was attacked by more than 40 activists believed to be
      from the Sangh Parivar militant group and suffered serious injuries.

      The Sangh Parivar is the main militant Hindu group in India and
      activists from this group are suspected of being involved in the
      murders of Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two young
      sons in Orissa in January 1999.

      The militant activists are believed to be behind an increasing number
      of incidents against Christians in India, including threats to
      orphanages, church groups and travelling evangelists.

      The All India Christian Council (AICC) has urged Indian Prime
      Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to recognise these attacks as being not
      just isolated incidents, but part of a deliberate targeting of
      Christians.

      SOURCE
      Christian Solidarity Worldwide/Worldwide Photos
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