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Christian Tourists in Kashmir Face Violence over Conversion Claims

(Updated) United Jihad Council warns missionaries to leave Kashmir or "suffer the consequences."

Update (May 10): Asia News reports that the United Jihad Council (UJC), a militant Islamist group, is warning Christian missionaries to leave Kashmir, the only Indian state with a Muslim majority. Sadagat Hussain Syed, a UJC spokesman, accuses Christians of offering economic help to poverty-stricken Indians if they convert and says missionaries "will suffer the consequences" if they do not leave.

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Now is not the time to visit Kashmir if you're a Christian tourist. AsiaNews reports that local Christians–but especially foreigners–in the picturesque but contested Indian state are increasingly in danger of anti-conversion violence.

According to AsiaNews, a mob attacked nine British citizens living in Srinagar last week, accusing the foreign residents of trying to convert local Muslims to Christianity. In February, a group of Christian tourists–eight Americans and four South Koreans–were similarly attacked by a mob at their Srinagar hotel after ...

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