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(India News) – A Christian organisation Monday expressed its concern over the increasingly forced conversion of tribal Christians by Hindu radical groups in Orissa. The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), a Bangalore-based organisation, alleged the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal as well as Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in Orissa had been converting the tribal Christians in Sarat village. “The planned forced conversion of the tribal Christians is on the rise in tribal-dominated Keanjhan, Sundergarh and other districts of Orissa,” GCIC’s convener Sajan K. George said in a letter to the National Commission for Minorities (NCM). He alleged the state’s Freedom of Religions Act, which stipulates prior approval of district authorities for conversion of tribals, was being used only against Christian priests.