Aligarh-based Hindu outfit announces mass reconversions on Xmas, BJP MP welcomes move

"If people are ready to embrace Hinduism on their own accord and in a peaceful manner, then they are fully within their rights to exercise their choice," said BJP MP Satish Gautam.

By: Press Trust of India | Aligarh | Updated: December 11, 2014 3:53 pm
RSS-Muslims-conversions-PTI “If people are ready to embrace Hinduism on their own accord and in a peaceful manner, then they are fully within their rights to exercise their choice,” said BJP MP Satish Gautam.

Amid a raging row over alleged forced reconversion in Agra, a Hindu organisation has announced its plan to “convert a large number of people” on December 25, which was welcomed by the local BJP MP who said people are within their rights to choose their religion.

“A number of people who had earlier left the fold of Hinduism will be reconverted at a grand ceremony to be held at the Maheshwari Inter College in the old city on Christmas,” regional in-charge of the Hindu Jagaran Samiti Rajeshwar Singh told reporters last evening.

“This is not conversion but homecoming for those who had been misled and enticed to leave their original religion earlier,” he added.

Singh claimed that a large number of such persons were expected to reconvert in several other districts of western Uttar Pradesh as well.

Rajeshwar Singh’s announcement on Wednesday was welcomed by the BJP MP from Aligarh, Satish Gautam.

READ: Agra a blip, RSS to step up ‘ghar wapsi’

“If people are ready to embrace Hinduism on their own accord and in a peaceful manner, then they are fully within their rights to exercise their choice,” Gautam said.

Meanwhile, leaders of non-BJP political parties here have expressed grave concern over the announcement.

“This is not a question of conversion but it is a deliberate move by a political party to polarise society and divide it for political gain. It is a part of the well planned conspiracy. All peace-loving citizens of this city should beware of the designs of the BJP,” RLD MLA Dalvir Singh said.

Congress spokesman Vivek Bansal said, “The issue is not about conversion or reconversion. It is a move aimed to aggressively promote religious polarisation and the state government should ensure that peace is not breached.

“Religion is a private matter and when political parties get actively associated in such matters, it can only leads to trouble,” he said.

READ: Agra tense over conversion row

The issue of conversion of some Muslims in Agra rocked the Parliament for the second day on Thursday with opposition members demanding immediate discussion on the matter, which they said could have grave consequences like causing riots.

About 100 people, mostly Muslim slum dwellers, were reconverted and “brought back” to the Hindu fold through a ritual carried out by Hindu organisation Dharma Jagran Manch.

The police in Agra registered a case against the outfit and its UP convener Nand Kishore on late Tuesday night and launched investigations into the incident.

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  1. T
    Dec 11, 2014 at 2:21 pm
    What the freaking heck is this for? Hinduism as its basic tenet believes in the multiplicity of paths to get to God; so, why would conversion be needed. And what is the person supposed to do to show that he is a Hindu?You know what would be a better idea? Taking a fraction of the so-called Hindus and teach them about the rich abstract of Hindu philosophy. Stupidity - one thing that God did not skimp on for sure.
    1. S
      Dec 11, 2014 at 1:02 pm
      Secularism in India is another name of anti-Hinduism. It is a shield behind which the most rabid communists, Christian bigots and Muslim fundamentalists congregate. The sooner the Hindus understand it, the better for them. Otherwise their coming generation will have to face civil war again in about 30 years from now.How does b of secularism benefit the Hindus of India? The Secular politicians owe Hindus an answer.
      1. S
        Dec 11, 2014 at 4:20 pm
        We(Hindus) are showing way of good life. Peoples comes to their origin. Every hindu must protect this people from violators and to show all the real way of life(Hindu).
        1. S
          Dec 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm
          What is the big deal? People who want to become Muslims again can still easily do so. Nothing is stopping them. So why is Congress making a big deal out of this private matter?
          1. C
            Dec 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm
            Great news to reconversion, it must be done in great numbers, we we Hindus must not forget to Abolish Completely CASTS AND DOWRY FROM HINDUISM AND GIVE THE FEMALES TOP RIGHTS ABOVE THE MEN AND SAVE THEM HORRIBLE RAPISTS.
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