Amid the raging row over Mohan Bhagwat's remarks on Mother Teresa, RSS on Sunday reiterated its demand for an anti-conversion law to check the "rising incidents" of religious conversions in the country.
Rajya Sabha Thursday witnessed uproarious scenes over the controversial remarks of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat against Mother Teresa with Opposition parties pressing for a condemnation resolution if Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not clarify.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on Mother Teresa kicked up a furore as political parties and Christian groups on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi show that he meant every word of his assurance last week that he would not tolerate inciting of religious hatred.
The Global Council of Indian Christians on Tuesday termed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on Mother Teresa as 'irresponsible and mischievous' and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should clarify the government's stand on the issue in Parliament.
Close on the heels of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks against Mother Teresa, another right-wing organisation Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Christian missionaries accusing them of indulging in false claims of attacks on churches.
Former Union Minister and Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Tuesday condemned RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his remarks on Mother Teresa, saying it "reflected narrow- mindedness and fanaticism" and was "insult to all those who have faith in humanity and human service".
Statements such as those made by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat questioning the intent behind Mother Teresa's service are politically motivated, according to Father Alexis Prem Kumar, who was just released after eight months of Taliban captivity in Afghanistan.
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday came under fierce attack from Christian institutions and non-BJP parties for his controversial remarks on Mother Teresa that also echoed in Parliament where the Opposition sought to target the Government.
The Missionaries of Charity on Tuesday rubbished RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's claim that religious conversions had taken place under Mother Teresa's leadership of the organisation, saying he was 'misinformed'.