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Kalam meets Gladys Staines

May 15, 2003 16:42 IST

President A P J Abdul Kalam on Thursday met Gladys Staines, widow of slain Australian missionary Graham Stuart Staines, in Baripada in Orissa.

Kalam met Stainesfor about ten minutes, after addressing the convocation of the North Orissa University, .

Graham Staines and his two minor sons -- Philip and Timothy -- were burnt alive, as they slept in a jeep at Manoharpur in Keonjhar district in Orissa on January 23, 1999.

Police have already arrested Dara Singh, whose real name is Ravindra Kumar Pal, the prime accused in the case.

Gladys looks after the leprosy home in Baripada, which was earlier being run by her husband.

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Number of User Comments: 10

Sub: Does anyone take Varsha seriously.

Well, do you think anyone take her seriously anyway. What's the difference between her views and that of the Taliban?

Posted by Krisha Kumar

Sub: where is the justice?

even after many days the culprits could not be punished it is murdering our democracy. it's mere crocodile tears. it is shame on the part ...

Posted by Jacob Ross

Sub: Does not our culture teach compassion?

Whatever be the Staines' objectives, yet what is wrong about President showing some compassion? That lady's husband and children were burnt alive. Great work Abdul ...

Posted by Wonder

Sub: Gladys Staines

As a person who has visited the leprosy home run by Mr Staines in 1968 and 1992, and having talked to Mr Staines I can ...

Posted by Samir Das

Sub: Kalam meets Gladys staines

What the president is done is great thing. But that won't ease the pain caused to her family. the culprit should be brought to trail ...

Posted by jessy thomas



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