[The Christian Post] 2 Oct 2008--Anti-Christian violence in India continues unabated despite escalating calls for the central government to intervene and stop the attacks on Christians.
In Orissa state, atrocities against Christians still rages on after more than a month as anti-Christian sentiments spread to other Indian states in recent weeks.
In response, Indian faith leaders as well as politicians have joined together for several rallies to protest the persecution of minority Christians.
This week, a five-day rally is being held in New Delhi to protest the violence. The event, called a dharna, is an Indian method of seeking justice. Traditionally, justice-seekers sit at the door of their debtor or wrongdoer and fast until justice is obtained.
The dharna – which has attracted the participation of heads of churches, ministries and Christian institutions - began Sunday and will conclude Thursday on Mahatma Ghandis’ birthday, when a peace march ends at the Raj Ghat, Ghandi’s cremation site.