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(BosNewsLife) – The government of India’s western state of Gujarat is supporting a Hindu-led “anti conversion program” to stop the spread of Christianity and force new Christians to return to Hinduism, a well informed influential advocacy group told BosNewsLife Wednesday, July 13. “I came to know through sources in the government that the Chief Minister of Gujarat , Mr. Narendra Modi, would release four billion Indian Rupees (about 92 million US Dollars) in the name of development in August. [It will be] for a month-long program in Dangs district in southern Gujarat ,” said Samson Christian, the National Executive Member and Joint Secretary of the All India Christian Council (AICC). Dangs district, a large area of 1764 square kilometers, has a population of 187,000, out of which only 15,000 are Christians, according to estimates. The religious atmosphere in the district has been tense since anti-Christian violence erupted there in 1998 during the Christmas week.