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Holy war strikes in India: 35 Christians killed and 50,000 forced from their homes

Grief Mrs Panda and thousands of others like her are victims of the worst communal violence between Hindus and Christians that India has seen for decades.

For a country that boasts of its mutual religious tolerance, the long-simmering tension that has erupted in the Kandhamal district of the state of Orissa — a nun being raped, churches being burned, at least 35 people killed and thousands forced from their villages — is both a belated wake-up call and a mounting embarrassment.