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Anti-conversion law repeal announced in Indian state

DELHI, India (BP)--Barely a week after India’s Congress Party defeated the previous pro-Hindu government in national elections, an official of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has announced the repeal of the state anti-conversion law, Compass Direct news service reported May 25.

Indian Christians apprehensive as general elections proceed

DELHI, India (BP)--India’s 14th general elections -– the world’s largest electoral process -- began on April 20, with voting to continue until May 10. More than 40 regional and national parties are vying for 543 parliamentary seats. Given the nation’s recent history of religious oppression, the election – with a potential 675 million voters – is critical to Christians throughout India.

Court in India rules against forced government religious survey

DELHI, India (BP)--The High Court in India's Ghujarat state issued a desist notice May 29 to the state government and police officials who had been conducting a religious census among Christians, Compass Direct news service reported May 30.