Tejasvi Surya calls for ‘ghar wapasi’ of those who left Hindu faith, withdraws remarks later

Tejasvi Surya said that the only option left for Hindus is to reconvert all those who have who left their religion to adopt other faith.

Tejaswi Surya said that the only option left for Hindus is to reconvert all those who have who left their religion to adopt other faith.

Hailing the anti-conversion bill passed in the Karnataka legislative assembly last week, BJP MP from Bangalore South Tejasvi Surya has laid stress on “ghar wapasi” of people who left Hinduism to adopt other faith.

However, after the remarks sparked controversy, Surya withdrew his remarks which created an “avoidable controversy”. “At a program held in Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt two days ago, I spoke on the subject of ‘Hindu Revival in Bharat’. Certain statements from my speech has regrettably created an avoidable controversy. I therefore unconditionally withdraw the statements,” he tweeted.

Speaking at the Vishwarpanam programme of Sri Krishna mutt on Saturday, Surya said that the only option left for Hindus is to reconvert all those who have who left their religion to adopt other faith.

“The RSS has already given a call to bring back through ‘ghar wapasi’ all those who left Hindu religion. Either by force or fraud, either by threat or allurement, the Hindu has been taken from his mother religion. There is only one possible solution to address this. Those who have left for various socio, political and economic reasons move the course of India’s history must be brought back to the Hindu faith,” the BJP MP said.

“A large number of Hindus has already converted and the count is increasing. It his numerical strength that decides political power in a democracy. Each temple and mutt should have yearly targets sp that we bring back people to Hinduism during each festival,” he added.

The statement from the Bengaluru South MP comes after ‘Dharma Sansad’ organised in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar. At the event in Haridwar, several speakers allegedly made inflammatory and provocative speeches, calling for the killing of people from the minority community. Police have registered an FIR in the case.

Held at Ved Niketan Dham in Haridwar from December 17-20, the Dharma Sansad was organised by Yati Narasimhanand Giri of the Juna Akhada, who has been accused in the past of making hate-filled speeches and inciting violence against Muslims.

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