Verden husker Mukhtaran May, den pakistanske jenta som ble «dømt» til voldtekt fordi broren hadde fornærmet en kvinne fra en mektig familie. I Orissa i India ble en nonne voldtatt av en mobb på 50 ekstreme hinduer. Dette var i august. Først 3. oktober ble noen arrestert. Nonnen sto nylig frem på en pressekonferanse i Delhi og fortalte om hva hun hadde gjennomgått.

She alleged that a Hindu mob attacked the Christian prayer hall where she worked in Kandhamal in Orissa.

She said a group of some 50 men tore off her clothes. She was then raped, before being paraded down the road as police looked on.

«They had already torn away my blouse and undergarments… and they went on beating me with hands on my cheeks and head and with sticks on my back.»

She said that when she asked for protection from local police officers, they did not move. And later, she said, they were unwilling to hear the details of her ordeal.

«I was raped and now I don’t want to be victimised by Orissa police,» the nun said.

Et 30 tall mennesker er drept i volden mot kristne i Orissa. Det er de verste angrepene mot kristne siden Indias uavhengighet.

Statsminister Manmohan Singh kaller det en nasjonal skam.