28 Oct 2011

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10/28/2011: “The Indian preacher and the fake orphan scandal,” The Telegraph U.K.

An article from the October 28, 2011 edition of the U.K. newspaper The Telegraph, “The Indian preacher and the fake orphan scandal” by Dean Nelson, details a child trafficking scam in Nepal and India.

“Parents paid a child-trafficker more than £100 to take their daughters to good schools in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, but instead they were taken more than 1,200 miles to Tamil Nadu, southern India.

At the Michael Job Centre, a Christian orphanage and school in Coimbatore, they were converted to Christianity, given western names and told that its charismatic founder, Dr PP Job, was now their father.”

Read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/8856050/The-Indian-preacher-and-the-fake-orphan-scandal.html

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