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"Freedom to convert" is counterproductive as a generalized doctrine. It fails to come to terms with the complex interrelationships between self and society that make the concept of individual choice meaningful. Hence, religious conversion undermines, and in extremes would dissolve, that individual autonomy and human freedom.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Muslim families return to Hindu fold in Ajmer


About 80 Muslim families in Ajmer district of Rajasthan recently returned to their original roots, i.e. Hinduism. Vishwa Hindu Parishad organised a function at the premises of Ashapura temple in Beawar, in which those Muslim couples, who returned to Hinduism, were provided with janeu and then they performed a yajna. They were granted the copies of Ramcharitmanas. All the families that returned to Hinduism resolved at the function that they would not be misguided by anybody in future and would continue to follow their original way of worship that some of the their forefathers, due to some compulsions, had abandoned. “We have now decided to correct the mistaks of our forefathers by returning to our original roots,” they said. RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah-Sampark Pramukh Shri Indresh Kumar addressed the gathering.

In Orissa too!
By Sanjaya Jena

Adhering to Orissa Freedom of Religion Act, which stipulates stringent provisions for conversion or re-conversion, 58 Vanvasis belonging to 12 families re-embraced Hinduism at Sundargarg district of Orissa recently. These families had embraced Christianity in the past and wanted on their own to return to Hindusim. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad organised a function to bring them back to Hinduism. The function was organised at Dharanidharpur village in Sundargarh district. Out of the 58 Vanvasis, who returned to Hinduism, 31 were men and the rest were women.

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