Ex- UP Shia Waqf Board chief Wasim Rizvi will now be known as Harbir Narayan Singh Tyagi. Wasim Rizvi converted to Hinduism on Monday after renouncing Islam, the conversion ceremony was conducted by Mahant Narasimha Ananda Saraswati of Dasna temple in Ghaziabad, UttarPradesh. Rizvi was on target of the entire Muslim Community, since he wrote a book on Prophet Mohammad. Recently he made the headlines, when he filed a PIL in the Supreme Court to remove 26 verses from Quran that, according, to him encourages terrorism. As the chief of Shia Waqf Board, he had supported the Ramjanmbhoomi struggle.
Conversion to Hinduism | Key points
1. Wasim Rizvi was expelled from Islam by Muslim clerics, due to his objectionable comments against Islam. Also he had his entire community after him since he moved to the Supreme Court with an appeal to remove 26 verses of the Quran, alleging they encourage terrorism.
2. Rizvi also said that he was receiving death threats each day.
3. He was also denied the land for his burial after his death, and so he had wished to get cremated after his death as per the Hindu religion and his pyre to be lit by Yati Narsimhananda.
4. "Muslims do not vote for any political party, they vote against Hinduism and to defeat Hindus," Former Shia Waqf Board chief said.
5. Rizvi after his conversion, also said: "Being Hindu is a lifestyle. Anyone can change his religion easily by legal means but it is not possible to become completely Hindu by going to the temple. For this, a complete process has to be adopted." He further added, "From today onwards, I will only work for Hindutva" and claimed that none of the other religions had so many qualities as Hinduism.