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This Ain’t No Homecoming

In western UP, it’s a baleful season...a festival of fear

This Ain’t No Homecoming
Sanjay Rawat
This Ain’t No Homecoming
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Shaadi ki taarikh tali hai bas, shaadi ruk nahi gayi hai (the wedding date has just been postponed, it hasn’t been called off),” says Satprakash Navman, convenor of the Aligarh unit of the Dharam Jagaran Manch in Aligarh, about the “ghar vapasi” programme that was called off by the RSS.

“Our focus is now on Christians, but we will not leave anyone. We will target Muslims after this. Over the last 20 years, we have reconver­ted at least a lakh people in Brij Pradesh alone, the part of UP which has Mathura, Lord Kris­hna’s birthplace,” he goes on to boast.

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