Vishwa Hindu Parishad re-converts 30 Scheduled Caste Christians in ‘home coming’ (ghar wapsi)

Kanichanallor(PTI): Amidst raging controversy over conversion in the country, a batch of 30 persons belonging to eight families of Scheduled Caste Christians were re-converted to Hinduism under the auspices of Vishwa Hindu Parishad in the district on Sunday.

The ritual of ‘home-coming’, organised by district wing of VHP, was held at a local temple at Kanichanallor.

VHP leader Prathap G Padikkal, who arranged the function, told PTI that the families “expressed their desire to come back to Hinduism” and VHP “only facilitated the return”.

He said their ancestors had converted to Christianity some decades ago.

Another 150 families in the district have expressed their wish to embrace Hindusiam and VHP would arrange their ‘home coming’ also, he said.