Chandigarh: In an act popularly called ‘Ghar Wapsi’, 35 persons of six Muslim families returned to the Hindu fold in Haryana’s Dhamtan Shaib village. They embraced Hinduism after participating in Hindu rituals and marked their comeback to their ancestral religion.
As per a report in Amar Ujala, these villagers have stated that their ancestors were Hindus. They were forced to convert into Islam before some generations due to various regions.
To mark the Ghar Wapsi, a ‘Yagna’ and ‘Havan’ was organised in the village. In this Havan, five families of one Nazeer and another family belonging to Janga embraced the Hindu faith.
These people had been also celebrating Hindu festivals like Holi, Diwali and Navaratra. The most significant ‘Muslim’ aspect of these families was that they used to bury their dead.
Now as they have embraced Hinduism, they said that henceforth the dead bodies will be cremated as per Hindu traditions.