Relations are usually peaceful between Christians, who account for 2.5 percent of India’s 1.1 billion people, and Hindus, who make up 80 percent.
However, Orissa has a history of Hindu-Christian clashes, usually sparked by Hindu suspicions over missionary work. Hard-line Hindu groups claim that Christian missionary groups are forcing or bribing people to convert. Christian churches deny anyone has been pressured or paid to change their religious beliefs. >>>>>