Hindu outfits are so desperate for ghar-wapasi, they hijacked a Filipino's conversion
news Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 05:30
Representational Picture If what happened in Chennai yesterday wasn't so tragic, it would be funny. Myra Sagun Guerrero aka Sandhya, a Filipino woman got married to Srinivasan Santhosh Kumar, a Hindu Tamilian, and visited the Dharmapura Aadheenam (Mutt) office in T Nagar so that she could convert to Hinduism legally. Around the same time, reporters began receiving invitations by the Hindu Makkal Katchi(HMK) to cover a "ghar wapsi", the¬†series of conversion programmes conducted by Hindu organisations to convert non-Hindus to Hinduism.¬† But here is the catch, the couple did not know about the HMK's plan. It was to be a simple conversion, so the presence of a number of cadres belonging to HMK came as a surprise for the couple. The couple had met in 2009 in Singapore where Kumar worked as a supervisor with the Singapore Technology Marine, a shipping agency.¬† They then got married in¬† a hall at St. Thomas Mount on May 8. The HMK sponsored the 30-minute conversion ritual held¬†on Monday. After media persons turned up at the ‚ÄúGhar wapsi‚ÄĚ programme, the president of HMK, Arjun Sampath, claimed that the newly-married couple had approached the outfit for the conversion. The family however had no knowledge of their involvement.¬†Guerrero, or Sandhya if you would prefer, too ¬†was completely unaware about HMK‚Äôs role in her conversion. (Image for representational purpose)
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