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Indian villages ban missionary work

by a staff reporter

MORE than 30 villages and towns in central India have banned non-Hindu missionaries from entering, and placed a further ban on non-Hindu religious activities.

The bans have been passed by the village councils, known as gram sabhas. The text of one resolution passed by a gram sabha in the district of Bastar, Chhattisgarh, said that it was needed to stop "forced conversion by some outsider religious campaigners".

The Hindu right-wing organisation Vishva Hindu ...

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