Pakur rape accused arrestedhttp://telegraphindia.com/1111120/jsp/frontpage/story_14773741.jspOUR CORRESPONDENT            ...
Annie Zaidi: Let’s talk about justiceAnnie Zaidi | Sunday, November 20, 2011 http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column_annie...
arrested before his murder. Certain police officials went on record saying that he was a man of ‘debatable’ character,for ...
Jharkhand nun murder case: 3 more people detainedIBNLive.com - Nov 18, 2011Ranchi: The Jharkhand Police on Saturday detain...
Pachuara (Pakur)/Ranchi, Nov. 17: Sister Valsa John may have incurred the wrath of agroup of local criminals for seeking j...
PTI | 07:11 PM,Nov 20,2011 Pakur (Jharkhand), Nov 20 (PTI) Police today claimedinvolvement of Maoists in the killing of Si...
Jharkhand: Family blames mining mafia for nun Valsa   Johns murderIndia Today - Nov 16, 2011A nun from Kerala was hacked t...
Nun who led mining protest murderedCalcutta Telegraph - Nov 16, 201116: A nun from Kerala, known for her decade-long agita...
India Nun Hacked To Death; Suspects DetainedBosNewsLife - 21 hours agoThe village where the attack took place is located i...
the brutal murder of nun-cum-activist Valsha John in Jharkhands Pakur district, policesaid Friday. "Seven people have been...
No arrests so far, Cong wants CBI probeIndian Express - Nov 17, 2011The police were yet to make any headway in the murder ...
PTI | Nov 17, 2011, 05.32PM IST RANCHI: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda onThursday said police was inquiring into the...
Fathers memorial mass at home, slain nun buried in   JharkhandIndian Express - Nov 17, 2011Thursday morning, they gathered...
Investigate murder of nun in Jharkhand: AmnestyZee News - Nov 17, 2011Valsa John, 52, is the fourth social activist to hav...
Mining mafia threat: Kerala nun hacked to death in   JharkhandIndian Express - Nov 16, 2011(Reuters) Valsha John, a nun fr...
CathNews - Nov 17, 2011... Sister Valsa John in the remote east Indian state of Jharkhand, reports ucanews.com.The 53-year...
unidentified assailants who broke into her home at 2 am in the city of Pachwara village....Indian nun brutally murdered; c...
PTI Valsha John, a woman who hailed from Keralas Ernakulam district and spearheadedan anti-displacement movement against a...
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  1. 1. Pakur rape accused arrestedhttp://telegraphindia.com/1111120/jsp/frontpage/story_14773741.jspOUR CORRESPONDENT Dumka, Nov. 19: Police have detained one more person for the murder of Sister Valsa and arrested the man wanted for the rape of her associate, claiming for the first time that they were close to cracking the cases that seem to be tied together in a complex web of mistrust, corporate interest and localLoyola PG Hostel inmates police indifference.take out a candlelightmarch on Purulia Road to DIG Santhal Pargana Arun Oraon, who is supervisingprotest the murder of investigations, confirmed that an eighth person was detainedSister Valsa in Ranchi on last night in connection with Valsa’s killing on Tuesday at herSaturday. Picture by home in Pachuara village in Pakur. “We are likely to solve thePrashant Mitra case in a day or two,” he said.Advin Murmu, the primary accused in the rape of Sister Valsa’s associate, the police’sonly eyewitness as the 20-year-old girl was with her at the time of her murder, wasarrested last night. But, he denied rape, saying they were in a relationship.Quoting Advin’s statement, Pakur SP Amarnath Khanna told The Telegraph that the twowere together on the night of November 7. “But, Advin claimed they knew each other forthe last six or seven months and that their parents were also aware of their relationship,”he said.Khanna explained the sequence of events as narrated by Advin. On the evening ofNovember 7, the girl met him while she was returning from a village market. They bothagreed to go to a nearby construction site and spend the night there.A friend of Advin, who was among two other suspects the police were looking for, is saidto have given them a lift to the site on his motorbike. “They are no longer suspects as,prima facie, it does not appear that the girl was coerced into accompanying them,”Khanna said.Yesterday, DIG Oraon had suspended the Pakur OC for not registering the rape FIRwhen the girl, accompanied by her mother, went to the police station on November 8.Sister Valsa, the police now know, was supposed to meet Pakur deputy commissionerS.K. Singh on November 16, to complain about the police high-handedness. But she wasmurdered the night before.Oraon believes the murder and the alleged rape are linked. “The timing of the murdercould be linked to the alleged rape incident, though we are not ruling out any possibility,”he had said yesterday.
  2. 2. Annie Zaidi: Let’s talk about justiceAnnie Zaidi | Sunday, November 20, 2011 http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column_annie-zaidi-lets-talk-about-justice_1614921 Comments | Post a comment | Share this article | Print | Email Annie ZaidiYou will have heard about her by now. A nun (50, 52 or 53 years old, depending on which paper you read) was killedin Jharkhand.Sister Valsa John, a nun who had been organising tribal villages to protest displacement due to coal mines, had begunto win small victories. She had successfully led agitations in Pakur district, and negotiated a good rehabilitation andcompensation package for the villagers to be affected by the Panem coalmines. Some reports suggest that she wantedthe displaced tribals to get a share in revenue. Others mention that she was the reason why Pachwara hadn’t sufferedthe same fate as Nandigram.The sequence of events seems hazy at this point. About fifty armed men showed up in the village. Some reports say shewas killed in her sleep. Others say that some old women tried to protect her by hiding her under mattresses, but allhouses were searched and after Valsa was found, she was either shot dead, or hacked to death (depending on whichnewspaper you read).Article continues below the advertisement...She was in Bachuwari, Bachwari, or Pachuwara village (depending on which newspaper you read) for twelve years,living first with the headman’s family and then with another family, or perhaps she lived alone (depending on whichpaper you read). But there had been death threats, allegedly by the coal mafia. Some say that she was already beingprotected by some village residents. Clearly, she had needed more protection than she had.The saddest part of this tragedy is that it was Sister Valsa who had been arrested when she demanded properrehabilitation. In 2004, the police had filed a case against her for ‘blocking the road’ just at the time when a fire brokeout in Pachwara. She had managed to get anticipatory bail in 2007. But she was arrested as soon as she left the courtpremises, and had to be let out on bail once again.I heard the news of her killing on an e-group. An activist who had known her and worked alongside her in Jharkhandmentioned that the Kerelite nun had gone riding into town in the back of a truck to file a police report against thetimber mafia. She had wanted to do more for the people she had sworn to serve. Teaching was no longer enough. Shewanted justice.A while back, I read of a megalith installed in Namkum, a tall slab that lists martyrs who have given their lives for theircause and their people. It starts from Tilkha Majhi who was executed by the British rulers in the eighteenth century, andincludes names of those who fell in 1934 and 1985, when 16 people were killed after the police opened fire on peoplein Banjhi village. One of the victims had been a Member of Parliament. It’s been twenty-six years since. Who knows ifjustice was done?Recently, Niyamat Ansari’s name was added to the megalith. Only a few months ago, the NREGS activist fromJharkhand was killed after exposing corruption by road construction contractors. Interestingly, Ansari too had been
  3. 3. arrested before his murder. Certain police officials went on record saying that he was a man of ‘debatable’ character,for he was accused of ‘encroaching forestland’ where he was building houses and distributing them to the homeless.I suppose one could talk about the character of a man who does such things. Or we could talk about the character of apolice force that, despite ‘efforts’, has not caught all those who killed him. And we could talk about if and when SisterValsa will get justice.Annie Zaidi writes poetry, stories, essays, scripts (and in a dark, distant past, recipes she never actually tried)Seven arrested for nuns killing in JharkhandNDTV - 2 hours agoPakur, Jharkhand: Seven people, all residents of Pachwara and adjoining Alooparavillage were arrested for the killing of Sister Valsa John. Sister John, 52, had beenhacked to death by about 35 to 40 unidentified persons at her house in Pakur district ...Sister Valsa murder: Did the tribals kill her or was it the Maoists?India Today - Nov 18, 2011Mystery continues to surround the murder of Sister Valsa John, who was brutallybludgeoned to death by unidentified assailants in Jharkhands Pakur district. So far, threeformer associates of the murdered nun have been detained and five police teams ...Nuns killing: Maoists, villagers blamed; seven heldTimes of India - 16 minutes agoRANCHI: The Maoists and villagers together killed nun-cum-activist Valsha John Nov15 in Jharkhands Pakur district and seven people have been arrested for the murder,police said Sunday. "We have arrested seven people in the murder of Valsha John. ...5 detained for nuns murder, CM hints at high-level probeTimes of India - Nov 17, 2011Sister Valsa was lynched on Tuesday night by unidentified assailants in Pachuara villagein Pakur district in Santhal Pargana. The Pakur police detained five persons forinterrogation in connection with the murder on Thursday. ...
  4. 4. Jharkhand nun murder case: 3 more people detainedIBNLive.com - Nov 18, 2011Ranchi: The Jharkhand Police on Saturday detained three more people taking the totalnumber to seven, in connection with the brutal murder of nun-cum-activist Valsa John inPakur district. The needle of suspicion in the murder is now pointing at the ...Nuns murder case cracked: Jharkhand PoliceNewsX - 2 hours agoJharkhand Police sources have informed NewsX that they have cracked the murder caseof Sister Valsa John. Sister Valsa, a prominent whistleblower activist, was brutally killedin Dumka last week. Two people have been arrested so far, and seven more ...Sreelatha Menon The nuns taleBusiness Standard - 20 hours agoSister Valsa John is better known as an activist than a nun of the Sisters of Charity ofJesus & Mary. She left her home in Kerala and moved to Jharkhand two decades ago as amissionary, but stayed on for the local Santhal tribals of Pachwara. ...Tribal rights activist Valsa murdered in JharkhandHindustan Times - Nov 16, 2011Sister Valsa John, 50, a prominent tribal rights activist who had spearheaded an anti-displacement movement against the PANEM coal mines in Pakur district, was murderedin her sleep by unidentified men on Tuesday. body," said Pakur superintendent of ...Hint of motive on funeral dayCalcutta Telegraph - Nov 17, 2011
  5. 5. Pachuara (Pakur)/Ranchi, Nov. 17: Sister Valsa John may have incurred the wrath of agroup of local criminals for seeking justice for a raped tribal girl and that may have beenthe immediate provocation for her brutal murder on Tuesday. ...Tribal leader for CBI probe into nun murder caseTimes of India - Nov 17, 2011Sister Valsa, a nun from Kerala, was hacked to death in Pakur on Tuesday night in herrented house at Pachuara village. Reports said a gang of about 50 people surrounded herhouse and attacked her weapons inside her room killing her on the spot. ...Bishop Karikkassery mourns Sister Valsa JohnIBNLive.com - Nov 17, 2011PARAVOOR: Kottappuram Bishop Joseph Karikkassery has expressed deep sorrow overthe murder of Sr Valsa John, of Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary Congregation, atPachwada in Pakur district in Jharkhand by unidentified persons on Tuesday. ...Kerala CM writes to his Jharkhand counterpart on nuns deathHindustan Times - Nov 19, 201152-year-old Valsa, a member of the Sisters of Charity Jesus and Mary congregation sincethe last 24 years, was hacked to death on November 15 at Pachwara village in Pakurdistrict of Jharkhand. She was spearheading an anti-displacement movement against ...Seven held in Jharkhand nun murder caseTimes of India - Nov 18, 2011Sister Valsa John was murdered on Tuesday. Police said Valsa took the girl, 20, whostayed with her, to Amrapara police station to lodge a complaint but was turned away.She later met Pakur deputy commissioner who asked them to meet him again on ...Nun hacked to death in JharkhandIBNLive.com - Nov 16, 2011KOCHI: Valsa John, a nun hailing from Vazhakkala in Ernakulam, was hacked to deathby unidentified assailants at her home in Pakur district of Jharkhand on Wednesdaymorning. Sister Valsa John had spearheaded an anti-displacement movement against a ...Police claim Maoist involvement in nun murderIBNLive.com - 41 minutes ago
  6. 6. PTI | 07:11 PM,Nov 20,2011 Pakur (Jharkhand), Nov 20 (PTI) Police today claimedinvolvement of Maoists in the killing of Sister Valsha John and arrested seven persons inconnection with the incident. "In all, there were 45 people, who had surrounded ...Day before murder, Jharkhand nun reported rape in villageIndian Express - Nov 18, 2011A day before she was hacked to death, Sister Valsa John had told a supporter about arape in the village, and how the police were not registering her complaint. This hasemerged as a strong line of investigation three days after the Catholic nun was ...Nun killed for protesting tribals in JharkhandNewsX - Nov 16, 2011... murdered in her sleep by unidentified persons on Tuesday. Sister Valsa, a prominenttribal rights activist has been hacked to death.She had spearheaded an anti-displacementmovement against coal mines in Pakur district and had received death threats.Tearful farewell for vigilanteCalcutta Telegraph - Nov 17, 2011Pakur was her adopted home since 1993, but a shocked Edapally, where Sister Valsagrew up, also mourned her brutal death. Six schools stayed closed today while localpoliticians turned up for her memorial service at St Georges Forane Church. ...Slain nun took on coal mafiaThe Hindu - Nov 16, 2011Catholic nun Valsa John (52), who was involved in a movement against displacement oftribal people by coal mining companies in Jharkhand, was murdered early on Wednesday.The killing occurred at Bachuwari village of Pakur district, 430 km from here. ...
  7. 7. Jharkhand: Family blames mining mafia for nun Valsa Johns murderIndia Today - Nov 16, 2011A nun from Kerala was hacked to death in Jharkhands Pakur district on Tuesday night.Her killing sparked off a controversy in the state. Sister Valsa John was killed in herrented house in Pachuara village. Reports said a gang of about 50 people ...Police find an eyewitnessCalcutta Telegraph - Nov 18, 2011... Valsa had ditched the peoples movement to serve the companys interests. “She wasresiding in an 8ftx6ft room, cooking her own food and sleeping on a small bed. Whywould she be living in penury if she could make money?” Pakur deputy commissioner ...Jharkhand: Coal mafia behind activist nuns death?IBNLive.com - Nov 17, 2011Sisters Valsas murder has taken a political colour in Jharkhand with both the rulingcoalition and opposition making allegations and counter allegations. She was murdered inPakur district of Jharkhand by a group of 40 unidentified men who dragged ...Kerala nun murdered by mining mafia in JharkhandTimes of India - Nov 16, 2011She was hacked to death by mining mafia at Pachwara village in Pakur district last night.Sister Valsa, 53, an ordained nun with the Sisters of Charity, had been working amongtribals in the coal rich region of Dhumka for the past 20 years. ...Sister Valsa John buriedThe Hindu - Nov 17, 2011Sister Valsa John, who was murdered near Dumka in the State of Jharkhand in the earlyhours of Tuesday, was laid to rest at St. Pauls Church, Dudhani on Thursday after aMass. Member of Sister Valsa Johns family, including her eldest brother Baby ...
  8. 8. Nun who led mining protest murderedCalcutta Telegraph - Nov 16, 201116: A nun from Kerala, known for her decade-long agitation that ensured villagers wereadequately compensated before a coal mining company was allowed to begin operations,was murdered near her home in Pakur district last night. Sister Valsa John (53) ...Kerala nun fighting for tribal rights killed, family blames mining mafiaNDTV - Nov 16, 2011Kerala nun Valsa John, killed by unidentified assailants in Jharkhand, had told her familyhere that she faced death threats from mining mafia.Murdered India activist Sister Valsa John was threatenedBBC News - Nov 17, 2011The BBCs Salman Ravi says she later took up the cause of tribal people displaced bymining around Pakur, about 400km (248 miles) north-east of the state capital Ranchi.The state government has ordered an inquiry into the incident. Sister Valsa John.Left condemns nuns murderThe Hindu - Nov 17, 2011The Left parties on Thursday condemned the brutal murder of Sister Valsa John inPakur district of Jharkhand and demanded that the State administration take immediateaction. Sister Valsa John had been fighting for the rights of the tribals and against ...
  9. 9. India Nun Hacked To Death; Suspects DetainedBosNewsLife - 21 hours agoThe village where the attack took place is located in Jharkhands troubled Pakur district,240 miles (385 kilometers) southeast of Patna, the capital of neighboring Bihar state. "Wehave detained seven persons on the suspicion of their complicity," ...Amrapara OC suspended; 7 detained in Sister Valsa killing caseNetIndian - Nov 18, 2011The officer-in-charge of the Amrapara police station has been suspended while sevenpeople have been detained in connection with the killing of social activist Sister ValsaJohn in Panchwara village under Amrapara police station in Jharkhands Pakur ...Jharkhand nuns brother says she had sensed dangerHindustan Times - Nov 17, 2011Sister Valsa John, the prominent tribal rights activist, who was murdered in her sleep byunidentified men on Tuesday night, was buried at Dudhiyani in Dumka on Thursdaymorning. PANEM coal mines of Pakur district in 2005 and 2006 wherein she supported...Jharkhand: Three detained in nun murder caseIndian Express - Nov 18, 2011The police is inquiring into the killing of 52-year-old Sister Valsa John at Pachwaravillage in Jharkhands Pakur district on Tuesday night. A resident of Keralas Ernakulamdistrict, she had been staying at Pachwara village for several years and ...Probe ordered into Valsa John murderDaily Pioneer - Nov 17, 2011Sensing the prevailing tension in the village, Superintendent of Police Pakur AmarnathKhana was told to skip the crime review meeting called by DIG VK Pandey and asked torush to Pachwara to keep tabs on the situation. Meanwhile, more then 48 hours ...Seven detained for Kerala nuns murderIBNLive.com - Nov 18, 2011RANCHI: Seven people have been detained and a police officer has been suspended in
  10. 10. the brutal murder of nun-cum-activist Valsha John in Jharkhands Pakur district, policesaid Friday. "Seven people have been detained in connection with the brutal ...Activist nun murdered in IndiaAFP - Nov 17, 2011Valsa John had been helping tribal groups displaced by coal mining companies in Pakurdistrict in the eastern state of Jharkhand. Her younger brother told the Press Trust of Indianews agency that she had spoken of facing down threats from the local ...Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda fears political rivalry behind nuns killingIndia Today - Nov 17, 2011Probing into the killing of Sister Valsa John the Jharkhand Police has detained threepeople for questioning. The nun was hacked to death in her rented house in Pakur districton Tuesday night. After the murder, the killers had left some Maoist posters ...Slain Kerala nun laid to rest in JharkhandThe Hindu - Nov 17, 2011... nun Valsa John (52), who was hacked to death on Wednesday, was laid to rest on theDumka Cathedral premises in Jharkhand on Thursday. According to police, around 50people, carrying arms, surrounded the house at Bachuwari village of Pakur district, ...Jharkhand: Nun fighting for tribal rights killedIBNLive - Nov 16, 2011A Kerala nun working among tribals in Jharkhand was hacked to death late on Tuesdaynight. The victim, sister Valsa had told her family in Kochi that she faced death threatsfrom mining mafia. http://ibnlive.com/livetv.5 yrs ago, Jharkhand nun helped win tribals rights; Tuesday night, she was ...Indian Express - Nov 16, 2011A Catholic nun who once spearheaded a movement against the displacement of tribals fora coal mining project in Jharkhand was last night beaten to death in her home inPachuwara village in the states Pakur district. Valsa John, 52, a member of the ...
  11. 11. No arrests so far, Cong wants CBI probeIndian Express - Nov 17, 2011The police were yet to make any headway in the murder of Sister Valsa John, more than24 hours after the Catholic nun was hacked by a group of unidentified assailants in herhome in Pachuwara village in Jharkhands Pakur district. ...Jharkhand: Tribals may be behind nun-activists killing, say policeDaily News & Analysis - Nov 17, 2011Around 40 people Tuesday night raided Pachuwara village in Jharkhands Pakur district-- 500 km from Ranchi -- and hacked to death Valsa John, 52, from Keralas Ernakulamdistrict. Asked about the possibility of the coal mafia or Maoists being involved ...Jharkhand nun killing: 7 people arrestedDaily News & Analysis - 3 hours agoSeven people were today arrested in connection with the murder of the activist nun whowas hacked to death with an axe by unknown assailants in Jharkhand. Valsha John, 52,was beaten and then chopped with an axe on Wednesday in the mineral rich state ...7 detained in nun murder caseIBNLive.com - Nov 18, 2011Fifty-two-year-old John was brutally killed at Pachwara village in Jharkhands Pakurdistrict on Tuesday night. "We have detained seven persons on the suspicion of theircomplicity," Pakur SP Amarnath Khanna told PTI. A resident of Keralas Ernakulam ...Posted On Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 02:05:27 AMMumbai Mirror - Nov 16, 2011Sister Valsa was hacked to death at the Pachwara village in Pakur district of Jharkhandlate on Tuesday night. Valsas younger brother Baby, who lives at Kakkanad inErnakulam district in Kerala said that the family was shocked to learn about her death ...Nuns killing: Cops make no headwayTimes of India - Nov 17, 2011
  12. 12. PTI | Nov 17, 2011, 05.32PM IST RANCHI: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda onThursday said police was inquiring into the killing of a nun who spearheaded an anti-displacement stir against a private coal company at Pachwara village in Pakur district. ...Nun killing: Jharkhand Chief Minister hints separate probeNDTV - Nov 17, 2011Sister Valsa was hacked to death by about 35 to 40 unidentified persons at her house inPachwara under Amrapara block in Pakur district. "A sister is killed. It is a shame for thestate of Jharkhand. She was a social worker. A proper investigation is ...Family: Catholic nun hacked to death in eastern Indian had been threatened by ...Washington Post - Nov 17, 2011Sister Valsa John was fighting on behalf of hundreds of people who had been displacedby mining operations in Jharkhand state, her brother MJ Baby said. During a recent visithome John had complained that she had received threats purportedly from local ...Indian Nun Hacked To Death For Defying Big CoalCare2.com (blog) - Nov 18, 2011... clubs and axes burst into the house of Sister Valsa John in Pachuwara, a remote villagein the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. They beat and hacked her to death. She had beenworking among poor tribespeople in Pakur and in recent months had been ...Amnesty Demands Thorough Probe Into Killing Of Indian Activist NunRTT News - Nov 17, 2011Valsa Johns family and human rights activists in Jharkhand told Amnesty that she hadreceived death threats hours before her murder in Pauchuara, Pakur district. The familytold the human rights watchdog that these threats might have come from ...Three detained in nuns murder caseTimes of India - Nov 18, 2011The police, who filed an FIR against unknown persons, was inquiring into the killing of52-year-old Sister Valsha John at Pachwara village in Jharkhands Pakur district onTuesday night. A resident of Keralas Ernakulam district, she had been staying ...
  13. 13. Fathers memorial mass at home, slain nun buried in JharkhandIndian Express - Nov 17, 2011Thursday morning, they gathered at the church with flowers and candles; but thememorial mass was offered for his daughter Sister Valsa John, who was murdered inJharkhand on Tuesday night. Recalls the nuns brother MJ George, “It was planned as aday ...Indian mining companies accused of murder of campaigning nunRFI - Nov 17, 2011Valsa John, who had been helping tribal groups displaced by coal mining companies inPakur district in the eastern state of Jharkhand, was hacked to death while sleeping athome late on Tuesday night, according to police. ...Rights activist nun KilledDeccan Chronicle - Nov 16, 2011A Catholic nun from Kochi, Sister Valsa John, 53, was murdered on Tuesday night by agroup of 50 armed assailants at Pachwara village of Pakur district in Jharkhand. She hadbeen working among the tribals in Jharkhand for the last 20 years. ...Orissa tribals to blame for nuns brutal killing: policeGulf Times - Nov 17, 2011The police revealed that around 40 people raided the Pachuwara village in JharkhandsPakur district - 500km from here – on Tuesday night and hacked to death Valsa John,52, from Keralas Ernakulam district. John came to the Pakur district nearly a ...MP seeks immediate arrest of culpritsThe Hindu - Nov 17, 2011Jose K. Mani, MP, has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking theimmediate arrest of the culprits in the murder of Sister Valsa John. In the letter, the MPpointed out that the murder had come at a time when an agitation in 31 tribal villages ...
  14. 14. Investigate murder of nun in Jharkhand: AmnestyZee News - Nov 17, 2011Valsa John, 52, is the fourth social activist to have been killed in unexplainedcircumstances in India this year, the global human rights body said. She was axed todeath in her home in the eastern state of Jharkhand on the night of 15 November. ...Nun slain in India faced threats from mine bossesHindustan Times - Nov 17, 2011The nuns family says Sister Valsa John was fighting on behalf of hundreds of peoplewho had been displaced by mining operations Her brother MJ Baby said on Thursday thatduring a recent visit home John had complained she had received threats ...Nun and Advocate for Indias Tribal People KilledVoice of America (blog) - Nov 17, 2011Sister Valsa John had been helping tribal groups who were displaced by coal miningcompanies in Jharkhand state. Her brother says she had received threats from local coalmine owners. He told reporters that a group of 50 people barged into her house ...Left condemn Jharkhand nuns murderIBNLive.com - Nov 17, 2011Maintaining that her killing was a result of the " threat posed to the mining mafia", theCPI(M) Politburo said, "Valsa John had been fighting for the rights of the tribals andagainst their displacement due to mining activities since 1995. ...Two arrested in the Jharkhand nun murder caseIBNLive.com - 7 hours agoNew Delhi: The Jharkhand police on Sunday arrested two people in connection with themurder of nun-cum-activist Valsa John in Pakur district. The police on Saturdaydetained three more people. In total, nine people have been detained by the police in ...
  15. 15. Mining mafia threat: Kerala nun hacked to death in JharkhandIndian Express - Nov 16, 2011(Reuters) Valsha John, a nun from Kerala, who spearheaded an anti-displacementmovement against a private coal mining company at Pachwara village in Pakur district,was hacked to death by unidentified assailants here. "She was beaten with sticks and ...Sr. John - tribal rights martyrCathNews India - Nov 16, 2011Sr Valsa John, who was murdered by unidentified men Tuesday, was a prominent tribalrights activist spearheading an anti-displacement movement against the PANEM coalmines in Jharkhands Pakur district. Sr John, 53, belonged to the Sisters of Charity ...Church grieves murder of activist nun who led tribal fightChristianToday - Nov 17, 2011Sr Valsa John was hacked to death by 40 to 50 unknown persons at Bachuwari village ofPakur district on Tuesday. The 52-year-old nun was campaigning for tribal peopledisplaced by coal mining companies in Jharkhand state. Pakurs police superintendent ...Three detained for Kerala nuns murderindiablooms - Nov 18, 2011... Sister Valsa, 52, told her family in August that she was facing death threats from coalmining mafia. She was working for development of tribals in Jharkhand. Around fiftyarmed people had assembled near her house at Bachuwari village in Pakur ...Police probe is going on into nuns killing: CMThe Asian Age - Nov 17, 2011The 52-year-old nun was hacked to death by unknown persons in Pakur district onTuesday. Meanwhile, the mortal remains of Valsha was today laid to rest in Dumkadistrict. "The nun was buried at Dudhiyani in Dumka this morning," former Jharkhanddeputy ...Church leaders outraged at murder of Indian Sister
  16. 16. CathNews - Nov 17, 2011... Sister Valsa John in the remote east Indian state of Jharkhand, reports ucanews.com.The 53-year-old religious from the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary was hacked todeath at her home in Pakur district, reportedly by a mob of around 50 people. ...NUN 2 LASTIBNLive.com - Nov 17, 2011On October 12, 2009, the companys deputy director Dinanath Sharan was also gunneddown by suspected Maoists in Pakur while he was on a morning walk. Meanwhile,Jharkhand Disom Party today demanded a CBI probe into her killing.Police probe is going on into nuns killing: CMZee News - Nov 17, 2011Now the police is inquiring into the incident. If required, a separate probe would beinstituted," Munda told reporters here. The 52-year-old nun was hacked to death byunknown persons in Pakur district on Tuesday. PTI.Family: Slain nun had received threatsUPI.com - Nov 17, 2011Sister Valsa John, 52, was hacked to death at her home in eastern Jharkand state Tuesdaynight by about 35 to 40 people, Press Trust of India reported. Her family in Kerala saidshe had received death threats from mining chiefs and was killed because ...Nun Murdered in India After Fighting Displacement of Local Tribe Over Coal MiningChristian Post - Nov 17, 2011She was a leader who championed the rights of the local tribes people displaced by aprivate company that wished to mine the coal-rich region of Pachwara village in Pakurdistrict. According to reports, Sister John was attacked by an unidentified man ...Nun from Kerala, India Murdered by Coal MafiaInternational Business Times - Nov 16, 2011A Catholic nun named Valsa John was murdered the Indian state of Jharkhand onTuesday. John, who is from the state of Kerala in the deep south, was killed by
  17. 17. unidentified assailants who broke into her home at 2 am in the city of Pachwara village....Indian nun brutally murdered; coal-mining interests suspectedCatholic Culture - Nov 17, 2011Sister Valsa John, of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, was killed by unidentifiedmen who knocked on her door at midnight on November 15, then beat her with sticks andhacked her with axes before ending her life with a gunshot. ...Catholic nun shot deadCathNews India - Nov 16, 2011Sister Valsa John, who belonged to the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, was killedduring an alleged encounter near her home in the early hours of yesterday morning inPakur district. Bishop Julius Marandi of Dumka said today the circumstances ...Nun slain in India faced threats from mine bossesCBS News - Nov 17, 2011Jharkhand police said around 50 men barged into the house where John, 53, was stayingin the states Pakur district. Her mutilated body was found by police Wednesday. Johnjoined the order of the Sisters of Charity 24 years ago. ...Police Claim Maoist Involvement in Nun MurderOutlook - 58 minutes agoPTI | Pakur (Jharkhand) | Nov 20, 2011 Police today claimed involvement of Maoists inthe killing of Sister Valsha John and arrested seven persons in connection with theincident. "In all, there were 45 people, who had surrounded her house with 30 of ...Police probing into nuns killing: MundaIBNLive.com - Nov 17, 2011PTI | 05:11 PM,Nov 17,2011 Ranchi, Nov 17 (PTI) Jharkhand Chief Minister ArjunMunda today said police was inquiring into the killing of a nun who spearheaded an anti-displacement stir against a private coal company at Pachwara village in Pakur ...Women activist beaten, axed to death in JharkhandHindustan Times - Nov 16, 2011
  18. 18. PTI Valsha John, a woman who hailed from Keralas Ernakulam district and spearheadedan anti-displacement movement against a private company at Pachwara village in Pakurdistrict, was killed by unidentified men. "She was beaten with sticks and then ...Police claim Maoist involvement in nun murderDeccan Chronicle - 24 minutes agoPTI Police on Sunday claimed involvement of Maoists in the killing of Sister ValshaJohn and arrested seven persons in connection with the incident. "In all, there were 45people, who had surrounded her house with 30 of them being Maoists," Inspector ...India: Nun murdered in fourth activist killing in 2011Amnesty International USA - Nov 17, 2011Valsa Johns family and human rights activists in Jharkhand told Amnesty Internationalshe had received death threats hours before her murder in Pauchuara, Pakur district. Thefamily told Amnesty International they believe these threats may have come ...

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