November 23, 2021
According to Amar Ujala newspaper, those who changed their religion also adopted Hindu names
Waquar Hasan | Clarion India
NEW DELHI – Twenty-six Muslims on Monday converted to Hinduism at Yashveer Ashram in Baghra village of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
All the newly converts, who are from four families of Saharanpur, performed Havan and Yaggya supervised by Swami Yashveer Maharaj. Those converted include women and children, according to a video shared by Yashveer on YouTube.
Yashveer claims in the video that these families were Hindus 10-15 years ago and they have done ‘ghar wapsi’. The conversion was done after their purification through Hindu rituals like spraying ‘Ganga jal’ and wearing ‘janeu’.
Literally meaning ‘back to home’, ghar wapsi is a campaign of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliate Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism.
According to Hindi daily Amar Ujala, the people who changed their religion also changed their names. They took following names: Asgar-Mahendra, Najma-Sharda, Arif-Shidharth, Gulfishan-Sonia, Sageer-Abhay, Amjad-Arush, Sameena-Sakshi, Iyana-Sonakshi, Salim-Ajay, Aqeela-Shushila, Smeer-Anil, Billad-Anirudh, Shaista-Suneeta, Imrana-Aneeta, Jasmine-Vandana, Alia-Pooja, Ilina-Pratibha, Akhtar-Pradeep, Shaista-Sapna, Irana-Saveeta, Nazreena-Jaya, Nasreen-Preeti, Gulfisha-Suman, Shakini-Kavita, Ahmed-Krishna and Nadeem-Kuldeep.
This is not the first time Yashveer has converted people to Hinduism. In recent months, according to his own claims, he has converted 77 Christians and Muslims, including these 26 on Monday.
“There are many people who are in contact with us in this regard. Rajput Muslims, Gujjar Muslims and Tiyagi Mslims are in contact with us. Soon, they will come in the fold of Hinduism,” said Yashveer addressing the media-persons at his Ashram after carrying out the conversion rituals.