Hindu dharma is implicitly at odds with monotheistic intolerance. What is happening in India is a new historical awakening... Indian intellectuals, who want to be secure in their liberal beliefs, may not understand what is going on. But every other Indian knows precisely what is happening: deep down he knows that a larger response is emerging even if at times this response appears in his eyes to be threatening.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

VHP Demands White Paper on Grants to Missionaries

DD news
New Delhi, Aug 27 2005

Vishwa Hindu Parishad has demanded a white paper on grants to the Christian missionaries saying that a thorough inquiry was needed into the manner it was being spent.

The Parishad will organize Dharma Sansad at six places including Puri in Cuttack to highlight these issues, Central VHP Secretary Mohan Joshi told reporters that a major portion of cores of rupees received by the missionaries from the govt and from abroad was being used for religious conversion and creating disharmony.

Joshi demanded a comprehensive law to ban religious conversions in the country saying that the law already in force in some states, including Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh, needed to be made more stringent.

The law should have provision to penalise foreign nationals and organisations engaged in conversion by a fine of Rs ten lakh and ten years imprisonment to effectively check conversion, he opined.

Joshi alleged that the proselytising programme gathered momentum after the UPA government came to power and the number of Christian priests had increased from 2500 last year to 4000 now.

Joshi said the constitution should be amended to abolish the special rights conferred on Muslims and Christians and demanded an end to the policy of appeasing the minorities claiming that more disharmony and social unrest was caused by such measures.

No special privilege should be extended to either the Christians or Muslims and all people of the country should be treated equally, he said.

The VHP leader also opposed the diversion of tax money collected from Hindu shrines to churches and mosques and demanded the deportation of Bangladeshi infiltrators.

Links to this post:

Create a Link


Post a Comment

<< Home

Home | Syndicate this site (XML) | Guestbook | Blogger
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective companies. Comments, posts, stories, and all other content are owned by the authors.
Everything else © 2005 Pseudo-Secularism