Citizens for Justice and Peace

Hindu activist defends reconversation of 72 Valmikis

28, Aug 2014

Aligarh:A church with a cross in it that belonged to the 7th Day Adventists overnight turned into a temple adorned with a portrait of Shiva after what some Hindu groups in Aligarh termed the “successful ghar wapasi“ (reconversion) of 72 Valmikis who had become Christians in 1995.
There was an elaborate shuddhi karan (puri fication) ceremony on Tuesday inside the church in Asroi, 30km from Aligarh. Children from the village soon took over the premises and were seen playing in it by afternoon on Wednesday .A cross was allegedly remove from the church and placed outside the gate and a portrait of Shiva installed.


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