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Odisha: 3000 reconverted to Hinduism

The VHP on Friday claimed that over 3,000 people from three states were reconverted to Hinduism at a function held in Sundargarh district.

Updated: Feb 24, 2012, 16:12 PM IST

Rourkela: The VHP on Friday claimed
that over 3,000 people of 658 families from three states were
reconverted to Hinduism at a function held in Sundargarh
district.

People from Odisha and neighbouring Jharkhand and
Chhattishgarh congregated at Sundargarh town where the
function, described by the VHP as "home coming", was held
yesterday.

Several people, particularly poor and uneducated
tribals and dalits had converted through allurement,
international executive president of VHP Pravin Togadia said
at the function demanding a strict law against conversion.

PTI