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Make conversion illegal: VHP

February 19, 2006 18:35 IST

The Viswa Hindu Parishad's 'dharma samsad', presently holding its two-day session in Puri, has demanded that conversion from one faith to another should be made a "cognizable offence" through enactment of law.

The central and state governments are required to enact legislations in this regard to curb proselytisation, a resolution adopted at the conclave, said.

The resolution called upon all parties to rise above political considerations to help frame anti-conversion laws for "preserving the country's unity, integrity and security."

It further demanded that the flow of foreign money into the country in the name of social service through Christian organisations should be stopped.

It alleged that these funds were being utilised by such organisations for "converting people to Christianity" and "funding terrorist activities."

The dharma samsad would conduct a nationwide "awareness campaign" against the international conspiracy to divide the country and finish Hinduism," it said.

"If the demand is not fulfilled, the VHP would launch an agitation throughout the country," the resolution warned.

The resolution further demanded immediate deportation of about 3,000 foreign missionaries in India who had come on tourist and business visas.

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Number of User Comments: 28

Sub: Conversion

If India wants to realize it's world superpower potential, then basic rights like freedom of speech and religion must be protected.

Posted by Matt

Sub: What are you diong in darkness?

If this is the case then India no longer will be a democratic country. Every person has conscience which tells right or wrong to him/herself. ...

Posted by Murari Pandey

Sub: Stop conversion of Hindus

I totally agree with the message, our central government should take plans to curb this menace asap. Now it is a known fact that senior ...

Posted by Mahesh

Sub: Right stand

Conversion in the name of charity is an exploitation in itself.There is nothing more condemnable than the fact that the poor and the under trodden ...

Posted by SB

Sub: This is a must in India

People outside India appreciate Indian culture (Hindu belief) strongly than when they were living in India. Some places in the world is trying to break ...

Posted by jay



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