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Hindus harass Christian schoolchildren in Orissa

June 30, 2010

Members of a Hindu fundamentalist group stopped a bus carrying 40 children to a Christian school in India’s Orissa state on June 28, questioned the children about their beliefs, and took them to a local police station for further questioning, the UCAN news agency reports. The Hindu zealots asked police to investigate the possibility that the children were brought to the Christian faith in violation of a state law that bans conversion by force or inducement. Police declined to investigate, saying that there was no evidence of a violation.


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