Faith Conversion Should be Sans Fear or Lure: Ritambhara

Sadhvi: Religious conversion shouldn’t be based on fear or inducements. Claimed many non-Hindus in India willing to return to their \"original\" faith.

Published: 13th December 2014 09:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2014 10:00 PM   |  A+A-


AHMEDABAD: Right-wing Hindu leader Sadhvi Ritambhara on Saturday said religious conversion should not be based on fear or inducements, and claimed many non-Hindus in India were willing to come back to their "original" faith.

"Process of conversion should be natural and self-driven. Many people who left Hinduism are now willing to come back to their original religion. I feel that whoever is organising conversions should keep in mind that conversion is not based

on elements of fear or lure," she said.

Ritambhara, who was in Gandhinagar to inaugurate a three-day religious event, was asked by reporters about the recent controversy surrounding alleged conversion of around 100 people, mostly slum-dwellers from a minority community, to Hinduism by an RSS affiliate in Agra.

Asked about the Ayodhya issue, the religious preacher, who was closely associated with the Ramjanmabhoomi movement, said she does not know when a grand temple will come up in the UP town as the matter is in court.

"I don't know when the Ram Mandir will be built (in Ayodhya) as the matter is still in court. However, we firmly believe that sacrifice of kar sevaks will not go waste," said the Hindutva proponent.

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