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Togadia vows to continue ‘ghar wapsi’

chandigarh Updated: Mar 04, 2015 20:34 IST
Vishal Joshi
Vishal Joshi
Hindustan Times
Vishwa Hindu Parishad


Reiterating that his action plan for ‘ghar wapsi’ was unstoppable, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia on Wednesday said that the saffron outfit had reconverted ‘innumerable’ people back to Hinduism.

This was Togadia’s maiden public address in Karnal, the home constituency of chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Addressing a gathering at Old Grain Market here on Wednesday to mark the VHP’s golden jubilee celebrations, Togadia said that the population of Hindus was decreasing due to large scale conversion through violence and allurement by Muslims and Christian missionaries.

In the presence of two Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators Harvinder Kalyan (from Gharaunda) and Bhagwandas Kabirpanthi (from Nilokheri), and former Union minister ID Swami, Togadia exhorted the gathering to fight ‘love jihad’ and make India a ‘Hindu Rashtra’.

“Ghar wapsi programme will continue without any break throughout the country. I have the details on how many individuals have been taken back into the Hindu fold. Par main yeh number bataunga nahin, agar maine aisa kiya to kal Parliament session ruk jayega (But I won’t reveal this data because Parliament will come to a standstill tomorrow if I do so),” he said while claiming that the courts had ruled that Hinduism was a way of life and not a religion.

Togadia also demanded the implementation of a uniform civil code and construction of the Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

“VHP stands for making the country an akhand Hindu Bharat (unified Hindu India) with saffron flags all around. We should work together against cow slaughter. You (Hindus) should now start identifying illegal Bangladeshi migrants in your respective areas so that they can be deported, as they are a threat to the Hindu population,” he said.

Togadia claimed that Hindus ruled in the ancient Rome and Middle East but their population was either eliminated or converted to other religions.

“Other religions succeeded in converting the poor and Dalits to their folds. The VHP has been working on ‘ghar wapsi’ for the past one decade with due respect to Hinduism. The VHP has opened nearly 53,000 free schools for Hindus in tribal and under-developed villages to check the conversion activities,” he said while adding that skill development of unemployed Hindu youth was on the VHP’s agenda.


Togadia unveiled the VHP’s plan to promote cow rearing and protection by selling 125 beauty products ranging from shampoos to facepack and facewash made from the cow urine and dung.
He said that the saffron outfit has planned to transform gaushalas into a `10,000-crore industry by promoting the use of beauty products.