Varanasi, Oct 12: In a shocking incident in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, nearly 300 people were allegedly converted to Hinduism.
According to a TOI report, "In a 'ghar wapsi' ritual on Thursday -- that included a of a 'shuddhikaran' , or cleansing, ceremony -- in Ausanpur village in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, 16 kilometers from the town of Varanasi" the incident took place.
According to the daily's report, Chandram Bind, one of the organizers of the alleged conversion was detained on Saturday.
"I had hosted a religious function at the temple to mark the celebration of the birth of my son. But, someone propagated that it was an event for converting those who had converted to Christianity in the past," Bind was quoted as saying in the report.
Even a police official said that no conversion took place.
Few days back, the temple town of Varanasi boiled in protests over ban on idol immersions in Ganga and lathicharge.
Nearly 50 persons were arrested and authorities maintained a tight vigil. Following a day full of protests and curfew, schools, colleges and other institutions remain closed in Varanasi today, as a matter of caution.