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Use money saved from Haj subsidy for education of poor Hindu girls: VHP

Pravin Togadia said VHP hoped this step will be followed by national laws for the construction of the Ram temple and stopping cow slaughter.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2018 20:52 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
VHP,Vishva Hindu Parishad,Pravin Togadia
VHP international working president Pravin Togadia addressing a Virat Hindu Sammelan in Ahmedabad in Gujarat on March 26, 2017.(HT File Photo)

The Vishva Hindu Parishad on Tuesday welcomed the Centre’s decision to withdraw the Haj subsidy and said the money saved from it should be utilised for the education of poor Hindu girls.

“Better late than never,” VHP international working president Pravin Togadia said while welcoming the decision.

He said it was the result of the collective demand of Hindus.

“We hope that this step will be followed by national laws for the construction of the Ram temple and stopping cow slaughter,” Togadia said in a statement.

He said that money saved from the Haj subsidy should be utilised for the education of poor Hindu girls.

Union minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday announced that there will be no subsidy for Haj from this year.

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 20:48 IST