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September 29 (Compass) — The World Hindu Council (VHP) has announced the “reconversion” of 75 tribal Christians in the eastern state of Orissa , India , on September 19. During the ceremony, prominent Hindu leaders distributed yellow headbands sprinkled with sacred water to the new converts. Christian leaders say the VHP deliberately targeted nominal Christians who were no longer attending church services. The Rev. Dr. D.B. Hruday of the All India Christian Council said VHP members have threatened tribal Christians in Orissa with the loss of government welfare provisions if they do not return to Hinduism.