VHP plans ‘ghar-wapsi’ in Cong bastion Rae Bareli

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2014 01:24 IST

Amidst an ongoing controversy over the saffron brigade’s ‘ghar wapsi’ or homecoming plans across the state, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has undertaken a programme to convert about 100 Christian and Muslim families back to Hinduism in Rae Bareli — the Lok Sabha constituency of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

“Yes, we have identified 60 to 65 families having members who have become Christian or Muslim in the recent past. These include girls, who may have converted to get married to a Muslim boy and are now willing to return to Hinduism following failure of their marriage. We have already successfully brought five to six converted families back to Hinduism by now,” said VHP Rae Bareli unit chief Harish Chandra Sharma without disclosing further details.

Sharma said the VHP was not luring the families into converting to Hinduism.

“We are taking up only recent cases as reconversion of old cases becomes difficult. We may be able to achieve our target of converting 100 such families in Rae Bareli by January 2015,” said Sharma.

Sharma said a “Vishal Hindu Sammelan” would also be organised in Rae Bareli on February 8, 2015.

“We hope the families that reconvert to Hinduism will attend the convention,” said Sharma.

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