Religious conversion forced or not leads to controversies. Ghar Wapsi, as some of the Hindu organizations calls it, is a term used to describe the process to bring back Hindus who were earlier got converted to Islam or Christianity. But this time a Muslim family converted to Hinduism voluntarily to seek justice. 13 member of a Muslim family on October 2, 2018, converted to Hinduism in Baghpat because of no support from their community after the “murder” of a family member. The police claimed it to be a suicide.
They said that they now expect “justice from our new community”. A right-wing group — Yuva Hindu Vahini-Bharat helped them to convert. The family conducted a havan, performed other Hindu rituals and changed their names. Family member Akhtar Ali said that the police ruled his son Gulhasan’s alleged murder a suicide.
Shivraj Singh Chauhan, chief of Yuva Hindu Vahini-Bharat, said:
“Our outfit was formed for the welfare of our Hindu brothers. We also help those who want a Ghar Wapsi and this was why our activists in Baghpat have helped a Muslim family in conversion.”
Akhtar Ali, a member of the family changed his name to Dharam Singh. He said:
“My name was Akhtar Ali, I have changed my religion because the police did not investigate our case in a fair manner, even the Muslim community did not stand in our support. In Modi’s India, Muslims not treated fairly. I demand justice.”
Akhtar’s family moved from one village to another “for better prospects” in January. Soon after that Gulhasan was found hanging from the roof of his store on July 22. The family alleged that he was killed by business rivals and that they found injury marks on his body. What do you think about this whole fiasco?