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Jharkhand has had an anti-conversion law since September 2017, banning conversions extracted with the use of force or material enticements.
Asked about incidents of alleged intolerance, Naidu said India is a huge country and there could be some “stray” occurrences, which are “nothing but aberrations”.
The persecution of Christians in India has risen over the past year, pushing it up a league table of countries where the practice of the faith is a high-risk activity, according to a monitoring organisation.
THE population of Christians in Jammu and Kashmir and the other states of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh has increased significantly, the recently-released religious census report has revealed, taking Christian organisations by surprise.
The religious guru, who had triggered controversy in the past for his comments including blaming western influence for rapes, said politicians have become a tool in the hands of "foreign conspirators".
ATTENTION should be focused on the work done by the Christian community that runs schools, colleges, hospitals, old age homes, and orphanages across the country and was deeply involved in the uplift of society as a whole, the statement said.
Indian-American Christians have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to end the escalation of violence against Christian institutions and their leaders in India.
THE march was led by Ignatius L Mascarenhas the Bishop of Simla-Chandigarh Diocese, Dominic Bosco the Vicar general, and many pastors of different denominations