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Back to Sanatana Dharma! Nearly 700 people from 200 Dalit families return to Hinduism from Christianity

It is a known fact that in India a huge number of Hindus belonging to economically and financially weaker sections are converted to other religions using various tactics. While few are converted by giving rice bags and money, few others are converted by threatening.

This conversion racket has taken a severe hit after the Modi government cut down the funds of several NGOs that promoted religious conversion. Now a report has emerged that on 26th December, 200 Dalit families that converted to Christianity have come back to Hinduism in a Hindu Dharma Jagran Sammelan organised at the Biliya-Aslona village of Kaprada taluka, located in Valsad district, Gujarat.

This “Ghar Wapsi” event was organised by Swaminarayan Gyanpith, which is a USA-based community. To this event that grabbed national attention, sarpanches of nearly 50 villages around Kaprada and other important people were invited.

The organizer of Hindu Dharma Jagran Sammelan was Kapil Swami and almost 700 people from 200 dalit families were converted. Kapil Swami said “We gave idols of Lord Hanuman to our brothers and sisters so that they can install them in their houses and also build a temple in their village. Around 40,000 Adivasis have become Christians in this area in the last two decades. We work to bring them back to our fold. We get support from some non-resident Indians based in the United States of America for our religious activities”.

The sarpanch of Aslona village, Suresh Kamli said “that of the 6,000-odd population of his village, 100 families are Christians who constructed no less than three churches. They believe they would not fall ill and saved from evil spirits if they follow Christianity”.

Nirlap Swami, who belongs to the Swaminarayan sect said that “Religious conversion is a major challenge in this area. We build Hanuman temples and instill faith among the Adivasi people. We are trying to provide them basic education and also fulfill their needs”.

Source:Times Of India


Hansika Raj

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