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In Orissa, Hindu-on-Christian or Hindu-Christian Violence?

Inside India, Christians allege media bias in coverage of Orissa riots.

Inside India, Christians are alleging that media bias is evident in the reporting about the recent rioting in Orissa state.

What are they talking about? It has to do with the question of Hindu-on-Christian or Hindu-Christian attacks. Look at this report on the Voice of America:

Authorities issued shoot-at-sight orders and police staged marches Wednesday in Orissa's Kandhamal District, the region worst-hit by violence between Hindus and Christians.

Or, the BBC:

Four people have been killed in armed clashes that broke out between Hindus and Christians in the Indian state of Orissa at the weekend.

Inside India, Christians strongly disagree, saying innocent Christians are being targeted and singled out for attacks. In a statement released yesterday, All India Christian Council said:

"Some people have called the violence ?Hindu-Christian clashes'. But this is not accurate. Innocent Christians ? mostly of Dalit origin ? continue to be attacked by communal organizations which are mocking the rule ...
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