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VHP plans ‘ghar wapsi’ for 40 Gaya families today

Gaya DM reportedly submitted that no Manjhi family was forcibly converted.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Published: December 28, 2014 4:21 am
A woman convert with her child at Atiya church. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Ravi) A woman convert with her child at Atiya church. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Ravi)

The Gaya wing of VHP has planned “ghar wapsi” for the 40 Manjhi families, whose conversion to Christianity came to light this Christmas, on Monday. Local BJP MP Hari Manjhi, who had visited Atiya village on Friday, would likely attend the event, even as the party asserted that it has nothing to do with the VHP’s plan.

Local VHP leader Mani Barik, who visited the village again on Saturday to persuade the converted Dalits for “ghar wapsi”, told The Indian Express: “We have already held discussions with villagers and most of them are willing for purification function to become Hindus again. Though we are not forcing anyone to reconvert, we are facing resistance from the Gaya administration.”

“We have been working with the villagers to know what had gone wrong and what they expected from the government. Manjhi families are simple, plain-hearted and gullible. The families were misguided by the Christian missionaries,” he said.

Gaya DM, who had been asked by Bihar Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manjhi to file a report on the conversions, reportedly submitted that no Manjhi family was forcibly converted.

Most of the 40 Atiya families, who converted between 2007 and 2010, however, had told The Indian Express team that a Christian missionary had opened a school at the village, carried out deaddiction programmes and provided healthcare, thus wooing them.

Despite its MP’s active participation in persuading the villagers, BJP’s state unit maintained that it has no connection with the Monday event. Its legislature party leader Sushil Kumar Modi, however, told The Indian Express that there was “nothing wrong with reconversion without inducements”.

“We have been against both forced conversion and reconversion. Though we have nothing to do with the Gaya matter, there is nothing wrong with reconversions without inducements and allurements.”

He said the last three cases of conversion in Bihar showed that Dalits were being lured by Christians with “slow and long-term education and health benefits.” “It also shows the Bihar government has failed to provide benefits to Dalits,” he added.

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    Arun Kumar
    Dec 28, 2014 at 4:32 am
    Looks like missionary foreign money going to drain.
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      Arun Kumar
      Dec 28, 2014 at 3:04 am
      Please p a anti-conversion law ASAP. It is time All secular parties, Christians and Muslims demand for a strong anti-conversion law.
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        Islam4foools
        Dec 28, 2014 at 5:12 am
        good job. Evil Abrahamic cunning ideologies must not win over human race,
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          Mohanlal Com
          Dec 28, 2014 at 3:33 am
          Till the independence, North eastern region was closed for Roman Catholic missionaries by the British Govt. Because Britishers themselves were afraid of the Pope's aggressive activities. Then one day Nehru opened the gates of North east, in the name of religious equality. At that time, Hindus were 80% potion in Nagaland. Now after 50 years of religious tolerance, the potion has 85% Catholics, 10% Anglicans and other Christians and 5% Hindus.You might have heard of Mr. Stains in Orissa. He was murdered two years back by a Hindu. A very serious offence indeed. A sad fact, which should not have happened. It was reported by all national dailies in the front page. On that name, the w of Catholics protested by keeping all their schools closed, their shops closed, etc etc.About 10 days before that incident, Sri. Atmananda was murdered at his Ashram in Nagaland. He had committed the only crime that he tried to tell the Hindus in the region to remain as Hindus. He never tried to convert any christians to Hinduism. But he was murdered by the christians. And there were no protests! The incident attracted only a one-column report in the 3rd page of some of the papers.!! You might not have even heard of the incident.!!! Why this double standard? When a christian (who was actively converting Hindus to christianity) was murdered, the w nation was in commotion.When a Hindu Sanyasi (who was trying Hindus not to go to christianity) was murdered, nobody cared it. Why? Because of atude of persons like yourself.Please remember, religious tolerance will be there, only till Hindus are the majority.Please remember that 80% of the news in India is controlled by Christians, 15% by muslims, and Hindus are nowhere in the opinion making process. So, you will notice only the smiling face of Christianity, you will be showing only the forgiving nature of the Christianity. The satanic aspect (which is the true essence) will not be available for the general public.You are also aware of this face; as you have noted "The Organized Insution of Catholic Church may have compelled him to send some of the Encyclicals that became controversial". Even with all the sugar you have coated, the pill remains bitter to me. During the 2 years when I was in Sikkim, the christian potion was raised from 5 % to 10%. Fortunately, the govt of Sikkim is very well aware of this alarming situation, and they are actively calling for help from Sri Ramakrishna Math etc. Swami Tejomayananda, the present President of Chinmaya Mission, when he visited Sikkim, sadly but openly, told that we have already lost the ground in Sikkim. In the face of the relentless money power and manpower of Christianity, Ramakrishna Mission or Chinmaya Mission can do nothing to prevent the flood. The Late Pope, in his second visit to India in 2000, at Delhi, asked to convert the w of India to Christianity by 2010. They had made that target and relentlessly working on to reach that target. In Gujarat the slogan was "one village one day". Narendra Modi objected it, and so he was tarnished by the Press controlled by Christianity. Indian consution has given equal opportunity and religious tolerance. But this tolerance has been wrongly interpreted as the right to convert religion. M religious conversion, as seen in North east and Gujarat are correctly interpreted as "genocide", as the converted people became alien to the forefathers of the land. The newly converted are stripped off their heritage. In that way, the present Pope has done the most heinous Crime in the Annals of History by heading the "m genocide" in India.
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            Mohanlal Com
            Dec 28, 2014 at 4:53 am
            Why the moderator is blocking my comment which is based on facts and figures?
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