NHRC seeks report on Kandhamal deaths; Church official condemns Kandhamal encounter killings

July 18, 2016 by  
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New Delhi, July 15, 2016: National Human Rights Commission seeks report from Centre, Odisha Govt on Kandhamal deaths. The commission has given two weeks’ time to submit the report. This was informed by the NHRC secretary general SN Mohanty.

It should be noted that chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) PL Punia and National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) chairman also visited Gumudumaha village and spoke to the family members and relatives of the victims, reported Orissadiary.

It should be noted that a combing party of Special Operation Group (SOG) conducted a hound on Maoists in the Malapanga forest of Kandhamal district on last Friday night and a bloody gun battle erupted between the two sides.

But if to believe state police, a auto carrying some MNREGA beneficiaries got trapped in the crossfire and five innocents died of bullet injury on the spot.

– matters india

Bhubaneswar, July 17, 2016: The Catholic Church in Odisha has condemned the killing of five persons during the anti-Maoist operation in Kandhamal and sought justice for the victims’ families.

“On behalf of Catholic Church in Odisha, I condemn the killing of five innocents in Kandhamal district,” Archbishop John Barwa of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar said in a statement July 13.

“I also express our deep empathy to the family members of the five civilians killed in Kandhamal district on July 8 by security personnel. The killing was unfortunate and uncalled for,” he said.

Five villagers, including a two-year-old girl Gracy Digal, were killed on the spot and five others injured in the firing, the Arch Bishop said.

– india today

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One Response to “NHRC seeks report on Kandhamal deaths; Church official condemns Kandhamal encounter killings”
  1. SHASHI MINZ says:

    I n the world you face persecution. But take courage ;I have conqeured the world JOHN 16;33The words that you gave to me I HAVE given to them John 17;8 Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it Mark 10;15 Hope does not disappoint us Romans 5;5 Those you kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship to God John 16;2 Let us yield to Gods Holy Spirit so that we may rejoice in hope despite the many sufferings life can bring .Father, forgive them ;for they do not know what they are doing .LUKE23;34 we are all in need of each others blessings let us pray to the good god By such work we must support the weak Acts 20 ;35 Let us pray that all children in this world may grow up in a healthy and peaceful enviornment . May we remember that such favourable conditions are the fruit of humble service, How can i share in the joys and sorrows of my neighbours of other faiths,and avoid conflict with them ?Give us the gift of discernment dear Lord.

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