That is the contention of the author of the update of Kandhamal - a blot on Indian secularism, a book by Ecumenical News International India correspondent Anto Akkara.
The book, presented at the Press Club of India on 19 August 2009, highlights an area the author calls "the Ground Zero of anti-Christian violence in Orissa", a state in northeast India.
"The state of affairs in Kandhamal a year after raises question whether it is a part of the Secular Indian Republic. The impunity and lawlessness in Kandhamal make it a blot on the nation," lamented Akkara, at the release of a new edition of his book that was first published in April. More...