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India’s Catholics vs human traffickers

When Meenu (not her real name) was just 13-years-old, she was taken by her mother to a local agent in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh who was asked to help the young girl find a job to tide-over the poverty-stricken family.
She was the eldest of six children and their alcoholic father was no longer employed.
The agent paid some money to the family in advance and then took her to the capital, New Delhi.

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Priest attacked by Hindu hardliners

NEW DEHLI (UCAN): Father Vineet Vincent Pereira of Varanasi in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, was been arrested on false charges after being beaten up by a hardline youth group, Hindu Yuva Vahini (youth force), on November 15.
Father Pereira said that members of the group came to his ashram (retreat venue) in Gohana town in Mau district, and attacked some of the elderly people living there with him.

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