Kerala: VHP to carry on with 'ghar-wapsi' drive

  • PTI, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Updated: Dec 27, 2014 16:21 IST

Announcing plans to continue with their 'ghar-wapsi' programme in Kerala, Vishwa Hindu Parishad asserted Saturday that no forcible conversions were taking place in the state and said it would help those who wanted to embrace Hinduism.

A batch of people would reconvert to Hinduism at a function to be held here on January 1, VHP state general secretary Bhargava Ram told reporters.

He said 'homecoming' was not a new happening and it became a controversy only after the Congress and Left parties tried to derive political mileage over the issue in the recent assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

He alleged that most of the conversions from Hinduism to other religions took place due to appeasement.

The conversion issue has been in the limelight in Kerala since past one week after some members of a particular community reconverted to Hinduism as part of the 'ghar-wapsi' (homecoming) programme of the VHP.

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