The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday “reconverted” over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district of the BJP-ruled Gujarat, claimed a local leader.
The VHP said the reconversion was “voluntary.” “As part of the ongoing ‘ghar vapsi’ programme, VHP on Saturday reconverted 225 people from Christian community and took them back into Hindu religion,” said Valsad district VHP chief Natu Patel.
He said VHP organised a ‘Maha Yagnya’ (ritual of the sacred fire) for “purification” of the tribals before taking them back in Hindu fold and also gave each of them a copy of Bhagavad Gita.
Another VHP worker, Ashok Sharma, said around 3,000 people gathered at the ‘ghar vapsi’ programme in Valsad on Saturday. — PTI