Dakshina Kannada unit of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha will bring back at least 100 persons to Hinduism in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi in 2015, its spokesperson Dharmendra K. has said.
He told presspersons here on Friday that about 100 to 150 people had been identified for reconversion to Hinduism and the programme to bring them back to the religion would begin on a grand note. It would be announced in a meeting of seers and spiritual leaders to be held in sometime in April or May.
He claimed that bringing back those who were willing to return to Hinduism had been going on in the district through Arya Samaj but the activity was not publicised as Dakshina Kannada was “sensitive”.
When he was the secretary of Arya Samaj about four years ago, as many as 40 people had converted to Hinduism. This had been going on though there was a lull for the past year, he claimed.
Mr. Dharmendra said converts would be free to choose the caste they want. “This has been decided,” he said when asked if the caste factor would be a matter of debate at the proposed meeting of seers.Temple for Godse
Earlier, he demanded that a temple should be built for Nathuram Godse so that people “understood him properly”. When a journalist pointed out that he was held responsible for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Mr. Dharmendra said Godse was upset that Mahatma Gandhi could have avoided partition but had failed to do so.