Madras HC accepts Vishwa Hindu Parishad ritual as proof of conversion to Hinduism

Meera Emmanuel August 24 2018
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The Madras High Court recently accepted the 'Suthi Satangu pooja' conducted by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad as proof of conversion to Hinduism, while confirming a woman candidate's appointment as a teacher under a communal quota.

The petitioner, originally a Christian named Selvi Daisy Flora, informed the Court that she had voluntarily embraced Hinduism in 1998. To this end, she also changed her name to A Megalai, after the Vishwa Hindu Parishad conducted the ritual.

The same year, Megalai also married . . .

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