MALDA, APRIL 20 Four days after 45 Adivasis "reconverted" to Hinduism at a VHP-sponsored function in Popra village, 20 km from here, six of them have gone into hiding. Nobody knows why. The VHP claims that the police and district administration had been harassing them after the conversion ceremony.
The Church, too, runs its own schools and dispensaries. "We work only for man," said Prabodh Ekka, Father of Malda Catholic Church.