Raped India Nun To Testify In Different Court

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By Worthy News Asia Service

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA (Worthy News)-- An Indian nun who was raped during India's worst anti-Christian violence in recent memory will testify about her ordeal in another court after complaining about intimidation, Worthy News established Thursday, April 8.

The High Court in India's eastern state of Orissa agreed to transfer the case away from the state's violence-hit Kandhamal district, the center of 2008 anti-Christian riots that killed over 100 people.

In a statement published by the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN), her lawyer Lansingh Lu Rongmei described the referral as "a victory not only for the nun," but also for "every victim" of the violence.

"The very fact the court accepts the atmosphere is not conducive in Kandhamal for a free and fair trial opens the doors of justice for others who have so far been denied justice," she said.

The nun’s petition explained to the Orissa High Court that during trials in other cases, witnesses "had not cooperated" because of intimidation from Hindu extremists. This allegedly led to a "high rate of acquittals" and the nun explained she feared a similar outcome in her case.


The nun, who has not been identified, reportedly also said her life is in "grave danger." On two earlier occasions, the High Court allowed her to attend police line-ups outside Kandhamal to identify her attackers, UCAN reported.

Orissa police have detained 9 people for allegedly attacking the nun on August 25, 2008, as well as raping and parading her half-naked through the streets, according to Catholic representatives.

Christian leaders have welcomed the transfer of the case. John Dayal, a lay Catholic leader, said he particularly welcomed the court order to re-examine witnesses who refused to cooperate.

Dayal wants the High Court decision to serve as a precedent to counter the intimidation of witnesses in the fast track courts or as a catalyst for the transfer of all the cases to Cuttack, UCAN said.

Father Dibakar Parichha, spokesperson of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar archdiocese, said he also wants to see all the cases moved from Kandhamal to help the victims get justice.

The Orissa clashes in 2008 followed the murder of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, the leader of the nationalist grouping Vishwa Hindu Parishad, or 'World Hindu Council', and four of his aids.

Maoist rebels reportedly claimed responsibility for the killing, but Hindus blamed Christians.

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3 thoughts on “Raped India Nun To Testify In Different Court”

  1. Praying~!

    "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12

    Save Now LORD!

    "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
    And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
    That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:13-15

    Save Now!

    "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Acts 2:21

    Oh LORD

    "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
    In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." 2 Corinthians 4:3-4


    I Love You Jesus
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    • There Is One Court

      For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
      And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
      Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
      And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5:26-29

      Where Every Secret Thing Will Be Judged

      Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
      For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

      Are You Ready

      The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
      He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:35-36

      Really Ready?

      That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
      For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9-10

      Believe And Be Blessed Beloved

      Love. Joe

  2. Sad as this story is, and deplorable as the act of rape is, I object to reporting this story here as if the nun were a Christian. Catholicism is NOT Christian.

    Slavation comes by faith, not works, and not infant baptism.

    Jesus said, "I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by me!"

    He did NOT say, by me and my mother, by me and good works, or by me and the sacraments.

    Belief in Jesus of the bible to the exclusion of all others is required for salvation.
    Experts on both sides of this issue agree! There is a vast chasm if difference between Roman Catholicism and Evagelical Christianity.

    If one is Christian, the other cannot be!

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