By Dr. Javed Jamil
What is not being debated at all in India is that if any forced conversion is taking place in India; it is the conversion of Muslims to Hinduism.
If the media reports and the statements emanating from the Hindutva group are believed, it would appear that conversion in India is a one way affair, with Hindus converting to Islam. Whatever the reasons of the conversion might be, but the picture which is presented for public consumption is of a large-scale conspiracy, most likely a part of the global effort, aimed at converting Hindus to Islam so that the demography of the country tilts in favor of Muslims.
Conversion for Marriage
”Love Jihad” is the latest in a series of the methods used for the purpose. The idea that even if any conversion to Islam is taking place in the country, it is not only very low in degree but is also voluntary in most cases is easily forgotten.
Even the conversions as a result of love marriages are mostly voluntary if not by heart, the reason being that most of Muslim boys do not like to renounce their religious ruling, which prohibits marriages with polytheists. Fallen in love, Hindu girls prefer to marry even if it means abandoning their religion. This is among many compromises that the couples make in order to marry one another.
Some Muslims are forced to convert to Hinduism
What is however not being debated at all in the mainstream media is that if any forced conversion is taking place in India, it is the conversion of Muslims to Hinduism. In most cases, such conversions take place under compulsion or as a result of lucrative offers.
To make it look technically correct considering the fact that Hinduism does not permit conversion, the term “Re-conversion” is used. The way things are looking, Re-conversion can soon become a national campaign in India.
If one surfs the Internet, one will easily find such news items on the websites dedicated to Hinduism. A report entitled, “More than 5500 Christians and Muslims returned to Hinduism in U.P.” says: “A Great News from the heart land of Uttar Pradesh. Thousands of converted Hindus have been opted again their faith of their forefathers and returned to Hinduism again.”
One of the news papers says: “On the eve of Christmas there was a hue and cry that the saffron brigade of RSS (RashtriyaSwamsevakSangha), VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad), Bahrag Dal, AryaSamaj and Hindu YuvaVahini would march forward to accept and assimilate their own brothers and sisters who shifted out of faith decades back.”(1)
“Chanting of Vedic mantras, purification with Ganga Water, wearing of sacred threads and sacrifice to the fire God were the prime rituals that had helped the aspirants to get an warm entry to Hinduism once gain and for ever. Most of the people who took the refuge of Hinduism in these programmes, told that they went to another faith by allurements and embraced Christianity. Seven Muslims in Shahjahanpur also adopted Hinduism.”(2)
“Upon a complaint, details of conversion in Bijnor, the administration is trying to get exact numbers of such ‘returned to home’ (gharwapsi). From a source it is known that more than five hundred families (1600 people) became Hindu again. These people are mainly hailed from Malkan Rajput and belonging to Jat Muslim clan.”
“Prominent RSS, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Hindu Vahini, Arya Samaj and Bajrang Dal leaders and the saints of Hindu organizations were present in these religious programmes. In Bareilly, six hundred people embraced Hinduism. Swami Yaswashi Arya of Arya Samaj sprinkled the holy Ganges water to the aspirants and initiated them with sacred thread (Yajna-Upaveetam).
Various Hindu organizations have declared to extend their utmost support for providing the free education, health and rehabilitation for these brothers and sisters came to their own fold of faith almost a decade after.
hindujagruti further says: “Earlier, some 325 Muslim members of 150 families of Eta, Farukhabad, Pilbhit,Kashganj, Mainpuri, Bareilly and Badaun were assembled in Eta ArshaGurukul, where they were reconverted into Hindu Dharma again in presence of Jagadguru Swami Rajrajeswaram of Badrinath Dham. The Swami initiated all the aspirants in the Hindu Dhrama.
Saikh Jabbar of Farukhabad and Mohammad Rauf of Pilvit told that they had a very low position in Muslim society as their forefathers went to Muslim community from a poor section of Hindu society.” (3)
Though some Hindi media like AajTak and Jagran highlighted this news of huge mass re-conversion in Hinduism, the English media (both print and electronic) skipped the same in a very strange manner.
It is noticeable that some Hindu activists terrorize some poor and ignorant families and lure them to convert to Hinduism promising of jobs or social services, and when any of them accepts Hinduism, if it happens and I think it is a very small number of Muslims living in remote villages who do not know what religion is or what is the meaning of belonging to a religion, the Hindu activists try to spread such news on a very large level.
I do not think any Muslim who has even a little knowledge about Islam or who is aware of his religion accepts affiliation to Hinduism in any way.
On the contrary, we find that a large number of scientists, intellectuals and wise people coming from different religious backgrounds accept Islam by their own desire and conviction; without any temptation or enticement; rather, some of them leaves his house, job, money and family to remain Muslim.
(1) Hinduexistence (Last accessed on December 27, 2013.)
(3) (http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/18409.html), (last accessed at 18-11-2014).
Source: Taken fromummid.comwith modifications.