Within days after BJP leaders Sakshi Maharaj and Sadhvi Prachi stirred up the hornet's nest by their 4-kid remark, Shankaracharya Vasudevanand Saraswati has gone a step ahead and urged the Hindu couples to produce ten kids each, as per reports on Sunday.
As the Bharatiya Janata Party is making all efforts to rein in leaders like Sakshi Maharaj, another party leader from West Bengal Shyamal Goswami has stoked a huge controversy by saying that Hindus should have five children, reports said on Tuesday.
Days after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah admitted that the statements of party leaders like Sakshi Maharaj were detrimental towards the government's image, the party on Monday issued a show-cause notice to the Unnao MP over his appeal to every Hindu to have four children.
There can be a law to prevent forced conversions but there should not be a blanket law against conversions per se, because it would impede the freedom to choose religion, Bishop Fr. Alwyn Barreto from Maharashtra`s Sindhudurg diocese said Saturday.
The VHP`s `ghar wapsi` programme at Bodh Gaya in Gaya district of Bihar Sunday was a big flop when most of the over 40 Mahadalit families comprising over 200 people, who four days back embraced Christianity, refused to return to Hinduism, officials said.
On a day when over 58 persons embraced Hinduism in Kerala's Kottayam, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party appealed to all parties to support it over an anti-conversion law so as to put an end to the controversial trend.
In an yet another case of conversion since last week in Kerala, eleven persons belonging to three families embraced Hinduism near Kayamkulam in the district Wednesday under an initiative of Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
Terming RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat's recent remarks that conversions will continue to take place in the country as "reckless", CPI on Monday said that RSS and its organizations should stop all attacks against the minorities in the interest of unity and integrity of India.
VHP patron, Ashok Singhal has said that the aim of Ghar wpasi is not to change religion but win hearts. He further said that the government is determined to protect Hindutva and that their values will be gradually established in the country.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad has kept its religious conversions going with converting over 170 Christian families into Hinduism in the remote tribal village Arnai of Kaprada taluka in Valsad district of Gujarat on Saturday.