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  1. Time for A R Rahman’s ‘ghar-wapsi’, says VHP over Prophet Muhammad fatwa row

Time for A R Rahman’s ‘ghar-wapsi’, says VHP over Prophet Muhammad fatwa row

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today asked A R Rahman, whose composition for a film on Prophet Muhammad has invited a fatwa against him, to re-convert to Hinduism, saying it was time for his "ghar-wapsi".

By: | Updated: September 17, 2015 10:57 AM

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today asked A R Rahman, whose composition for a film on Prophet Muhammad has invited a fatwa against him, to re-convert to Hinduism, saying it was time for his “ghar-wapsi”.

VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain said Hindus will “welcome” the noted composer with open arms and alleged that he had converted to Islam for commercial reasons.

“The fatwa against Rahman is very unfortunate and what is more unfortunate is the language of revenge in it…. He composed music for a film not on the basis of any religion.

“I will appeal to Rahman… he should return, he should do ‘ghar-wapsi’. The Hindu society is waiting for its son. We will not only welcome him with open arms but also ensure that no harm is done to him irrespective of how many fatwas are issued,” Jain told reporters.

Ghar-wapsi has been a controversial programme run by certain Hindu groups aimed at converting Muslims and Christians back to Hinduism.

Iranian director Majid Majidi has directed the film “Muhammad: Messenger of God”. Mumbai-based Raza Academy had objected to the film and issued a fatwa against Oscar-winner A R Rahman and Majidi, calling the movie against Islam.

Rahman has said he composed the music “in good faith and with no intention to cause offence”.

The VHP also supported Union Minister Mahesh Sharma over his assertion that Hindu scriptures like Ramayana, Mahabharata and Gita should be made parts of school curriculum, saying teaching moral lessons was necessary to restore values in society and check heinous crimes.

Asked about holy books of other religions, Jain said it should be shown if they also give the same primacy to values as Hindu books.

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  1. Dinesh Singh
    Sep 16, 2015 at 10:48 pm
    In Islam one does not enjoy the right to express and women folks are looked down as physical possession and if anyone breaks the boundary generally useless and inhumane fatwas are issued by radical elements.
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    1. Dinesh Singh
      Sep 16, 2015 at 10:53 pm
      It is a strange that when Hindus convert to other religion matter does not find mention in media but when people reconvert due to bad experience in other religion the such occurrence always find big space in media coverage and they call it controversial happenings.
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        Thirthappa M
        Sep 17, 2015 at 5:47 pm
        language is with bad taste, shows imbalanced psyche. Different but one god you call, we call Shiva, or Jesus, etc.
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          Mohammad Shoaib
          Sep 17, 2015 at 8:54 am
          u what do u know abt islam? Islam is the first religion in the world who gives rights to women. Dont bark like dog first know the things for which u r speaking
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            History
            Sep 17, 2015 at 9:36 am
            Fatwa is religious and ghar wapsi is a crime as per liberals and secularist.
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              History
              Sep 17, 2015 at 9:41 am
              Right may be like the said religion of piece
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                S.P. Asokan
                Sep 16, 2015 at 10:38 pm
                It seems that Hindutuva elements like VHP will not rest till Modi is voted out of power for his inability to control them.
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                  wts
                  Sep 17, 2015 at 11:26 am
                  it is personal choice based on a person seeking peace, faith and exploration for his own peace of mind self, as per his heart and voice of reason, 'community welcome him or not is not main criteria
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