Hindus seek to block conversions in northern India – UCA News

A group of Hindu organizations in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is mulling ways to prevent religious conversions. Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), the highest body of the 13 akharas (Hindu religious orders), will meet soon to discuss the issue. Two Muslim men were arrested last week on charges of converting over 1,000 persons throughout the country to Islam. Subscribe to your daily free newsletter from UCA News ABAP president Mahant Narendra Giri said the meeting’s agenda would be to ask ordinary Hindus to consider steps to bring back people who have changed their religion. “We have always advocated gharwapsi or reconversion. Hindu seers and disciples would be given the task of convincing people those who have gone to other religions,” he said. Human rights activist A.C. Michael told UCA News that ABAP has finally acknowledged the fact of some people being treated as outcasts based on caste lines, which compels them to take refuge in other religions.

Hindus seek to block conversions in northern India – UCA News

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