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All India Christian Council shares the data of churches damaged in the violence in India

October 1, 2008 Story

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24 August to 29 September, 2008
States listed in alphabetical order

1. BIHAR
1 Church damaged: http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2417/45/

2. CHHATTISGARH
4 Nuns assaulted: http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2432/45/

3. JHARKHAND
1 Church attacked and attempted 'reconversion' of Christians: http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2435/45/

4. KARNATAKA (several stories at http://indianchristians.in/news/content/category/7/21/45/)
4 (of 29) Districts affected
19 Churches damaged or destroyed, but attacks continuing
20 Nuns, women injured by police

5. KERALA
4 Churches damaged: http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2387/45/, http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2406/45/, http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2424/45/

6. MADHYA PRADESH
4 Churches destroyed or damaged and 4 schools vandalized: http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2373/45/, http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2360/45/

7. NEW DELHI
2 Churches damaged: per emails from aicc regional leaders; also http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2433/45/

8. ORISSA: http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2332/45/
14 (of 30) Districts affected
300 Villages damaged
4,300 Houses burnt
50,000 Homeless
57 People killed including at least 2 pastors
10 Priests/Pastors/Nuns injured
18,000 Men, women, children injured
2 Women gang-raped
149 Churches destroyed, but attacks continuing
13 Schools, colleges damaged

9. PUNJAB
3 Christians harassed and imprisoned by police on false charges: http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2406/45/

10. TAMIL NADU
4 Churches damaged: http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2424/45/

11. UTTAR PRADESH
3 Pastors and a pastor's wife beaten: http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2397/45/, http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2355/45/

12. UTTARAKHAND (formerly named UTTARANCHAL)
2 Christians murdered (priest and employee): http://indianchristians.in/news/content/view/2410/45/