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Sunday, February 19, 2006

India's Bharatiya Janata Party Presses to Outlaw Conversion to Christianity

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is pressing the government to pass laws that will make it illegal to convert to Christianity on the grounds that it will "threaten the social structure of the country."

The Human Rights Watch report, Politics by Other Means: Attacks Against Christians in India, reports on the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party - Attacks against Christians throughout the country have increased significantly since the BJP began its rule at the center in March 1998. They include the killings of priests, the raping of nuns, and the physical destruction of Christian institutions, schools, churches, colleges, and cemeteries. Thousands of Christians have also been forced to convert to Hinduism.

BJP seeks law against conversion to Christianity

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