Gharwapsi (Homecoming) is becoming popular among converts. VHP plans 50 lakh re-conversion per year.

Struggle for Hindu Existence

First ‘ghar wapsi’ in Tamil Nadu, 18 Dalit Christians ‘re-converted’

Christians perform rituals to embrace Hinduism at a ceremony in Chennai on Friday. (Source: PTI) Christians perform rituals to embrace Hinduism at a ceremony in Chennai in Southern Indian state Tamil Nadu  on Friday. (Pic: PTI)

Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | January 31, 2015:: At least 18 Dalit Christians including seven schoolchildren – three girls and four boys – were “re-converted” to Hinduism at a ceremony at Sankara Mutt, a private temple at T Nagar in Chennai on Friday. A “ghar wapsi” event in Tamil Nadu was held on Friday morning and was organised by the Hindu Makkal Katchi, a Hindu political party founded in 1993, despite efforts by the police to prevent it.

Arjun Sampth, a 49-year-old cable TV operator and leader of the Hindu Makkal Katchi, said this is the first ever “ghar wapsi” in Tamil Nadu. “We had planned to convert 108 people but due to trouble created by the police, only few…

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