Conversion and the Hindu Community
The tribals and poor people have always been the target of the missionaries, before and after the Independence of the country. The Hindus who were (and are) economically strong enough have always turned a blind-eye towards the rest of the Hindus, especially the Tribals and Economically and socially backward communities. Most of the missionaries approach these neglected people and try and convince these people, that by converting to the religion their sufferings, hardships and ailments will go away. A sensible person may think how can his/her Malarial fever subside just by converting to other religion? But since the Tribal areas are most of the time cut-off geographically, socially and economically they are not fully aware of the remedies to their problems. Hence these people are the soft targets of the missionaries.
Recently attempts were made to re-convert few people from other religion to Hindu religion. This is a welcome attempt but with a few reservations. In Orissa one of the states in Hindusthan (India), under the presence of Puri Shankaracharya a few tribals who were converted to Christianity were again brought to Hindu-fold. But now it seems that the discrimination will still continue since low-cost "swastik temples" will be constructed for Hindu reconverts. The Hindu mentality is still not changing and the caste system still continues to haunt the Hindu society. This attitude will give the missionaries and other so-called secularists, an axe to grind and deplore the good work done by the Shankaracharya. This will also further divide and sub-divide the Hindus. The Hindus are still not learning their lessons from the past and continuing to neglect the reality.
All Hindus need to deplore this act and keep themselves united.
Time has come that we require somebody like Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, better-known as Swatantraveer Savarkar.