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VHP demands ban on conversions

The VHP said religious conversion was an international conspiracy and was a direct attack on the Hindu culture and values of life.

india Updated: Oct 13, 2003 15:16 IST

Vishwa Hindu Parishad has demanded a Central law to stop religious conversions, particularly in Mizoram and Kashmir valley.

VHP central secretary Mohan Joshi says that If conversion is not stopped through law then the Hindus will be reduced to a minority in so many states and they will be thrown out from the respective states. "Kashmir valley and Mizoram are examples," he said.

He asked Union and state governments to ban religious conversion through enactment of a law in Parliament and state assemblies and also called for enforcement of a Common Civil Code.

Flow of foreign funds in the name of service and public welfare activities through NGOs should also be strictly stopped, he said.

He congratulated the Tamil Nadu government for passing a law against religious conversion.

First Published: Oct 11, 2003 13:00 IST