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Conversions should be banned by law: VHP

Religious conversions should be banned by law as they promote a separatist mentality, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) said today. "Conversions of Hindus through allurements is illegal and is a great danger to national unity," VHP All-India Central Secretary Mohan Joshi Joshi told reporters in Vijaywada.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2009 09:22 IST

Religious conversions should be banned by law as they promote a separatist mentality, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) said on Sunday.

"Conversions of Hindus through allurements is illegal and is a great danger to national unity," VHP All-India Central Secretary Mohan Joshi Joshi told reporters in Vijaywada.

"Crores of rupees pour in to Christian-dominated NGOs from foreign countries in the name of development work and service projects while their main aim is to convert people to their faith," Joshi alleged.

Thousands of villages had been "affected" by conversions in the last four years in the state, he said.

Commenting on cross border terrorism, Joshi said "Pakistan-inspired" terrorism is a great threat to national security and the Centre must approach the UN Security Council to pressurise the neighbouring country to destroy terror outfits there.

Joshi also said reports such as those of the Mishra Commission and the Sachar Committee that recommend special reservations and facilities to minorities tend to promote a separatist mentality and must be rejected.

VHP would support those parties in Lok Sabha polls that will support rights of Hindus, he added.