Daijiworld Media Network - Chitradurga (SP)
Chitradurga, Oct 11: Nine persons who had embraced Christianity, have returned to their original religion, as a result of efforts made by BJP MLA Goolihatti Shekhar. They were welcomed back to Hinduism at Lord Halurameshwara temple in Hosadurga taluk on Sunday October 10.
Shekhar had raised the issue of conversion in the state assembly where he had lamented the fact that his own mother too had changed her religion. He received a lot of support in social websites. The MLA also convinced some people belonging to Ballal Samudra in the taluk who had been converted when in Kerala to return to Hinduism.
Goolihatti Shekhar (left) and Ratnamma
Narayanappa, MLA's mother Ratnamma, Manjamma, Pradeep, Geetha, Gowramma, Annappa, Kusumamma and Kumar had been converted when they were in Kerala four years back. After Shekhar raised the issue in the house, they returned to Hinduism and said they henceforth will worship Hindu gods. At the time of welcoming them back, Shekhar presented saris and blouses to women and bowed before elders who blessed him.
Goolihatti Shekar clarified that he has high regard for Christianity, but added that he is opposed to missionaries who influence innocent villagers and get them converted. He insisted that such conversion of villagers should stop.