Amritsar, Dec 31: At a time when opposition political parties and civil societies are asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak over controversial issue of religious conversions or 'ghar wapsi' and reassert his agenda of development, Dharma Jagran Manch, an RSS affiliate, on Tuesday reportedly reconverted 40 people from Christianity to Sikhism in Amritsar.
The 'ghar wapsi' function was organised at a gurdwara at Guru Ki Wadali near Amritsar, which is the birth place of the sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind Sahib.
Before they were given religious lockets and shawls, the converts offered prayers at the gurdwara. No major Sikh organisation or functionary was present during the function, said the report.
Locals in the area questioned whether the organisers and the gurdwara management informed and took prior permission of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the temporal body of Sikhs, over the same.
"We will gather information and pass it over to SGPC," a local resident Jagtar Singh Maan was quoted by the news daily as saying.
"I am very poor. I have no money to pay my house rent,'' said Gurmej Kaur (65) when the daily asked her why she had returned to Sikhism.
DJM activists intervened and advised her not to talk to reporters. Some even said that they were not happy with their conversion to Christianity.