VHP calls for anti-conversion law
Slamming the opposition for stalling parliament over the conversion row, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international president Praveen Togadia Saturday pressed for an anti-conversion law.
Kolkata: Slamming the opposition for stalling parliament over the conversion row, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international president Praveen Togadia Saturday pressed for an anti-conversion law.
Addressing a mass meet here organised as part of the VHP`s golden jubilee celebrations, Togadia also attacked the Mamata Banerjee government for trying to woo the minorities at the cost of Hindus, and called for getting rid of Bangladeshi infiltrators.
"Those who are stalling parliament over the Agra issue are anti-nationals and anti-Hindus. If they are so much against conversion then why isn`t an anti-conversion law being passed," said Togadia.
Targeting Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Togadia said: "Mulayamji you are known for taking anti-national stand, but if you endeavour for an anti-conversion law we will support you".
While he dubbed Bangladeshi infiltrators as a security threat, Togadia demanded Indian citizenship for Bangladeshi Hindus who have been persecuted and driven out from the neighbouring country.
"There is an urgent need to drive away these Bangladeshi infiltrators whose number has gone past three crore now," he said and asked Mamata Banerjee not to discriminate against Hindus.
"Mamataji is wooing the minorities by calling for reservation and doling out honorarium to imams. I ask what wrong have the unemployed done; why are they not entitled for any grant?" he asked.
Speaking on the same lines, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat too called for an anti-conversion law.
"Everybody is now talking about conversion. If everybody is so much opposed to it then why is not a law passed to this effect," Bhagwat said and called on Hindus to unite for the sake of the country.