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Hindu activists organize mass 'reconversion camps' in India
Hindu activists organize mass 'reconversion camps' in India

By his count, Vyankatesh Abdeo has helped convert 700,000 Indian Christians and Muslims to Hinduism over the last two decades, but he would describe it differently. "It is not conversion; it is reconversion," said the professorial Abdeo, national secretary of Vishva Hindu Parishad, a pro-Hindu organization. "A thousand years ago, all the Muslims and Christians in India were Hindu. They were converted by the sword. We are just bringing them back to their original faith." Hindu fundamentalists, claiming that Christian missionaries and Muslim conquerors centuries ago converted Indians by force, have for years quietly sought to win them back. This year, seemingly...

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