Bharatiya Janata Party’s Yuva Morcha national president Tejashwi Surya on Monday withdrew his controversial statement regarding ‘ghar wapsi’. “I regret the statement I made two days ago on the issue of Hindu revival in India at the Sri Krishna Math in Udupi and it has caused a lot of controversy,” he said. In view of this, I withdraw this statement unconditionally.
He had said in a program two days ago on 25 December, ‘Hindus who have converted to other religions need to be brought back and those who had converted to Islam and Christianity need to return home except to ensure their return home. There is no other option.’ He had also said, ‘Those who have converted to Islam by going to Pakistan should also be brought back to this stream and those who have gone to China and Japan should also be brought back to Sanatan Dharma. Hinduism should be revived.
Tejashwi had said, ‘There is nothing in the world which is not possible and this program of Ghar Wapsi should be started in neighboring villages as well. Dreams should be big. Ram temple has been built in the country and Article 370 has been abolished from Kashmir. All those people who had converted in Pakistan have to be brought back to Hinduism and religious monasteries and temples should take initiative in this direction.
He had said, ‘This change must come in our DNA and this is the only way because for thousands of years Hindus were forced, deceitfully, lured and separated from their original religion and the only way to remove this discrepancy was That is, those who had gone away from their original religion due to socio-political-economic reasons should be brought back.’ Tejashwi had said that what should we do in this direction? Every temple should set a target of bringing back people who have converted to other religions. The statement was heavily criticized on social media.