Police have imposed a curfew in the eastern Indian state of Orissa after Hindu activists burned several churches, killing at least one person.
Police say at least 12 churches were burned in Orissa's Kandhamal district. Two days of clashes injured at least 25 people.
Officials say members of the Hindu organization Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) were retaliating for an attack on an anti-conversion Hindu leader, Laxmananda Saraswati by a Christian group.
Hindu activists in Orissa regularly protest what they say is the forced conversion of poor Hindus to Christianity. Christians insist low-caste Hindus convert voluntarily.
In 1999 in Orissa, a mob burned to death an Australian Christian missionary and his two children.