India

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Population of 1,214,464,312
Located in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan

India's constitution provides full religious freedom of worship and witness for all religions. The rise of Hindutva extremism resulted in a hate campaign against Muslims in the early 1990s and against Christians in the 1990s as followers of "foreign" religions. Due to mass-conversion movements by Dalit groups away from Hinduism, and to evangelistic activities by Christian groups, issues of conversion and anti-conversion laws are of high importance and sensitivity. Persecution levels range widely, usually depending on the strength of Hindutva groups from one state to the next.


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