Amidst raging controversy over conversion in the country, a batch of 30 persons belonging to eight families of Scheduled Caste Christians were re-coverted to Hinduism under the auspices of Vishwa Hindu Parishad in the district on Sunday.
The ritual of ‘home-coming’, organised by district wing of VHP, was held at a local temple at Kanichanallor.
VHP leader Prathap G Padikkal, who arranged the functon, told that the families “expressed their desire to come back to Hinduism” and VHP “only facilitated the return”.
He said their ancestors had converted to Christianity some decades ago.
Another 150 families in the district have expressed their wish to embrace Hindusim and VHP would arrange their ‘home coming’ also, he said.
Opposition parties have been seeking to corner the government on the ‘ghar wapsi’ campaign in parts of North India and stalled proceedings in Rajya Sabha demanding a statement from PM Modi.
VHP says Hindu values will be restored in country
Asserting that Hindu values will be restored in the country, Vishwa Hindu Parishad today said they have never wanted to convert the world but only to “win over its heart”.
Speaking at a book launch, VHP patron Ashok Singhal said it was due to their “struggle” in the last 50 years that Hindus have “regained” the lost “empire” of Delhi after 800 years.
“Our culture and religion were subjugated and we struggled. In 800 years, a day has now come in which we can say we have a government which is committed to protecting Hindutva. Our values will be gradually established in the country.
“We want an invincible Hindu society which works for the world’s welfare according to these values. . . We have never gone out to convert the world but to win over their heart,” Singhal said, apparently referring to the recent row over conversion.
Referring to the BJP government, he said Hindus have come back to power in Delhi after Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan lost it in the 12th century.