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Submitted by Mansoor (Pakistan), Sep 9, 2009 at 01:07

Jaladhi! You have taken heavy dose of sleeping pills may be otherwise your mind would have worked properly. Your saying Muslims raping Hindus and Christian?????????? what????? I can only say to check the story of Orissa and share their pain when they observed 24th August 2009 as a remembrance of Christians lost lives in most barbaric massacre ever heard in the human history. Kandhamal district, some 200 km from Bhubaneswar, witnessed communal violence following the killing of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Swami Laxmananda Saraswati and four of his aides Aug 23 2008. In the aftermath of the killing, over 50,000 Christians were forced to flee after their houses were attacked by seething mobs. Although no communal violence has been reported from the region since October last year, nearly 1,200 people are still living in three government-run relief camps. These persecuted Christians and those who have been martyred for their faith will be remembered every year on August 23, at an inter-denomination prayer meet in the capital. At the Sacred Heart Cathedral from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Christians of all denominations congregated to "Pray for Peace, Healing, and Reconciliation." Leaders of all major denominations and church groups participated. Representatives of other communities and the Government were also invited. In Orissa many churches organised prayers and peace marches to mark the murder of Saraswati. Archbishop Raphael Cheenath of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar urged people to remember August 23 as 'Peace Day' "to express solidarity and promote peace and unity." He also called on the UN to declare the day as a "Global Day for Peace and Harmony" to ensure that such violence is not perpetuated on any community or individuals in any part of the world. According to the All India Christian Council, the six-month long violence damaged 315 villages and destroyed 4,640 Christian houses. Additionally, 70 people were killed; 18,000 Christians were injured and 54,000 were rendered homeless. Any Answer??? I know you will hit back with recent Godhra massacre inside Pakistan which is tooooooo minimal in impact as compared to what is being regularly done in India.

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