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Hindu group proposes bar on religious conversions in India

January 21, 2015

A Hindu nationalist party has called for the adoption of a law restricting religious conversions in India.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) proposal was brought forward by leaders of the group as a way to defend India’s identity. A VHP leader offered the proposal on the same day that Hindu activists claimed the “reconversion” of over 100 Christians.

Sajan George, the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, remarked to the AsiaNews service that the VHP proposal would be a “grave violation of a person's freedom of choice and conscience.”

 
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