TUMAKURU: Novelist S L Bhyrappa on Sunday said there is nothing wrong in bringing dalits and tribals back into the Hindu fold as they were forcibly converted.
He defended the pro-Hindu outfits’ Ghar Wapsi programme.
After receiving felicitation at a programme organised by ‘Hoysala Karnataka Brahmins’, he told reporters that people of other religions have converted Hindus by luring them with inducements as they get huge funds from outside.
He said he is a Hoysala Karnataka Brahmin and it is difficult to keep the identity of the sub-sects in a changing world.
“However, we should impart samskara to those who marry our children in order to safeguard Brahminism,” he said.
He reasoned as to why the Brahmins should not marry people of other religions because the “latter are aggressive by nature and destroy the culture of the land.”
“They will either destroy the temples or reduce them to museums,” he added.
Bhyrappa further praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the BJP-led NDA government has a good foreign policy. He said India earlier used to fear her neighbouring countries, but the situation has changed now.