The Chengannur unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Alappuzha district has claimed to have converted over 30 Christians to Hinduism at a ceremony held on Dec 21, Sunday, said the report. The ceremony started early in the morning and lasted for around 5 hours, said the report.
According to the VHP Chengannur unit president Prathap G. Padikkal, the Ghar Vapsi programme of the organisation has been officially launched in Kerala. He said that the eight families of Pentecostal Christians came forward voluntarily for the conversion. They were not offered any financial assistance or other inducement, he added.
The Hindu report said that the families were not traceable as the local VHP organisers, reportedly, had moved them to another location.
The VHP president further added that another 150 families have expressed interest in conversion to Hinduism. He said that Ghar Vapsi would be undertaken in other parts of the state in the coming days.
Earlier last week, the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had stated that India is a "Hindu Rashtra". His statement had triggered huge ontroversy and protests.
It was also reported that around 100 Christian in Gujarat's Valsad were converted to Hinduism. For almost two weeks, the parliament has been stalled over the opposition protests regarding the conversions of 57 Hindus families in Agra earlier this month.