In the latest incidence of ‘ghar wapsi’, around 300 people converted to Hinduism in Ausanpur village, 16 kilometers from Varanasi.
Those converted used to frequent a church that had come in the area a few years ago.
They were brought back to the Hindu fold by an organisation called the Dharma Jagran Samanvya Samiti.
The report adds that those converted after ‘shuddhikaran’ were handed over a Gita and Hamuman Chalisa.
Interestingly, the report quotes an unnamed villager as saying that those converted had never left Hindu religion at the first place. He said that they had changed their faith not their religion as they feared losing the benefits that come from their SC status.