PATNA: Around 500 Dalits who embraced Christianity in Bihar have returned to Hinduism.
Their ‘ghar-wapsi’ followed a prayer function organized by Dharma Jagran Samanvaya, affiliated to the RSS, on Saturday, the local media reported today.
All the Dalits who had converted to Christianity belonged to Chaugain village under Dumraon sub-division in Buxur district, prompting the authorities to order an inquiry into the conversion.
The local media has reported the conversion which began four months back picked up momentum after a local villager Moti Mushar embraced the new faith out of repeated troubles in the family.
“After embracing the new religious, I got out of all troubles in the family and also superstitious beliefs. Now my family is leading a happy life,” Yogendra Mushar quoted Moti as having told them.
The development led to a mad rush among the Dalit community to join the new faith and in the past four months, around 500 Dalit villagers have embraced Christianity, reports said.