Ghar wapsi, or forced reconversion to Hinduism, is a common practice.
Pastor Maan, who ministers to tribal people in Andhra Pradesh state, requests prayer for members of his church who are being forced to leave the Christian faith by Hindu radicals and local leaders.
In Karnataka state, another 15 families were recently “reconverted” to Hinduism by force. This type of forced reconversion, called ghar wapsi, often involves intense psychological and social pressure. It is very common and even state-sanctioned in India under the principle of Hindutva, or “Hinduness,” that declares all Indians must be Hindu.