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‘Ghar Wapsi’: Converted Christians return to Hindu fold in Bihar


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.

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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.

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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.

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