Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s anti-conversion drive kicks off in India
By Rizwan Khatik - Sat Nov 05, 1:25 pm
The main aim behind this convention is to chalk out a strategy to stop the conversions from Hinduism to Islam and Christianity, which have increased significantly across the country as per the latest Census report, VHP’s national secretary Dharma Narayan Sharma said here on Friday. VHP
will also discuss ways to bring the converted persons back again to the Hindu fold, he said.
Sharma also sought to put a lid on the controversy surrounding the selection of this location, which is predominantly Muslim.
“The trustees of Pirana Trust have willingly given us permission, that too in writing. Therefore the controversy surrounding the selection of this particular location by the VHP is misplaced,” Sharma said on Friday. He said that Pirana was chosen because it houses a Gurukul, which is closed for vacation.
VHP international president Ashok Singhal, international general secretary Pravin Togadia, RSS’s Bhaiyaaji Joshi will address the convention . When asked whether chief minister Narendra Modi will be present at the convention or not, Sharma said, “This convention is only for VHP. If someone wants to come as a Hindu, he is welcome. But we have not invited any BJP leader.”