IDUKKI:In another Ghar Wapsi incident, 16 Christians were reported to have converted to Hinduism at the Mahadeva temple at Kanjiramattom, near Thodupuzha, on Thursday. The members belonging to five families from different parts of the district got reconverted to Hinduism in a ritual that lasted from 8 am to 10 am.
Unlike in the past, the ceremony was held in a closed room in the presence of a Sangh Parivar leader.
Originally from a backward Hindu community, all the 16 had embraced Christianity many years ago.
Sangh Parivar leaders were not available for comments. When contacted, the Special Branch DYSP V N Saji confirmed the incident. Those who were converted were believed to be from Kothamangalam, he said.