(Compass) – An Indian court has charged Christian businessman Vidya Sagaran of Kerala state with attempted forced conversion under the Indian Penal Code. States without anti-conversion laws can use Section 153A of the Penal Code to address accusations of fraudulent conversion. Defense attorney Ranjit George said Sagaran was arrested on March 30 and released on bail the following day, and that the charges were the result of a dispute between Sagaran and his neighbor, Pillai. Meanwhile, Hindu activists in Kerala have objected to the work of Christian relief groups in tsunami-torn coastal areas. Two Catholic priests were recently accused of inducing tsunami victims to convert to Christianity.