Togadia Asks to Have “Ghar Wapsi” in Kashmir

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KL Desk

SRINAGAR

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia has said that four lakh Kashmiri families have to be brought back to their religion which got converted under “pressure”.

“Over four lakh Hindu families in Kashmir who got converted under ‘pressure’, should be brought back to their religion,” he said while delivering a keynote address at ‘Virat Hindu Hridaya Sangama’ at Puttur, Mangluru on Saturday.

He said that religious re-conversion would continue until the Centre banned such practice, media reports said.

He said that Hindus could no longer be silent on conversions which resulted in the “dwindling” of their population.

“We want the government to either ban religious conversions or allow us to go ahead with our re-conversion programmes,” he said, according to various media reports.

The BJP led NDA government, facing opposition heat over the ‘Ghar Wapsi’ (home coming) programme of Sangh Parivar outfits in some parts of the country, has already stated its willingness to bring an anti-conversion law and called for the support of all parties to the law.

Togadia said that a uniform civil code should be introduced in the country and the government should bring in a rule to ensure that every couple, irrespective of religion, could have only two children.

He further called upon the Hindus to fight what was being called ‘Love Jihad’ which was “ruining” the identity of the nation, the reports added.

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