» 12/23/2004, 00.00
Government and Hindu fundamentalists against Christians in Orissa
Balasore Bishop appeals to central government. Police and media spread false rumours about conversions to justify anti-Christian violence.
Hindu fundamentalists "re-convert" more than 600 tribal Christians
The ceremony was one of the largest ever to take place in Orissa. But the Church has warned that these were no re-conversions: the tribals had never been "Hindu", and "this is only propaganda by extremist parties". Catholic activists have urged the central government to monitor states of the Union led by the BJP.
150 Christian outcastes “return” to Hinduism
It is the first time such a ceremony has been held in Himachal Pradesh, where an anti-conversion law was recently enacted. A Catholic bishop warns that this is a dangerous situation for all Christians.
New attack against Christians in Kerala
Police suspect attempts to destabilize the region
Hindu fundamentalists stage 're-conversions'
Around 600 people a year are forcely converted to Islam
A meeting about the practice was organized by the Minority Rights Commission of Pakistan. The courts were accused of being too dependent on their Islamic environment. A Catholic bishop said the feudal mentality and the economy also play a part.
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