Agartala: Up to 98 people were ‘re-converted’ to Hinduism from Christianity in a mass conversion camp organised at Kailashahar in Unakoti district of Tripura on Sunday. The camp was organised by right-wing groups Hindu Jagran Mancha and Vishwa Hindu Parishad. In all, 22 tribal families took part in the event.
The ‘re-converted’ people belonged primarily to the Orao and Munda tribal communities of Jharkhand and Bihar; they had opted for Christianity nine years ago. The camp was termed as a “homecoming” of the tea estate workers by the right-wing groups.
Monomoy Devadrata, a leader of Hindu Jagaran Mancha, said that they were lured to choose Christianity nine years ago, taking advantage of illiteracy and poverty. He also went on to say that they were originally Hindus and were forced to become Christians in the past. The conversions took place according to their wish, he clarified.
“When they realised their mistakes, they came up to us and hence we arranged this yajna for them where they were re-converted to Hinduism,” Devadrata said.