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  • VHP continues 'ghar wapasi' event, converts 59 people in Kerala Yesterday

    Kottayam: Continuing with its 'ghar wapasi' drive, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Thursday conducted the event in Kerala's Kottayam district where 59 people were 're- converted' to Hinduism. While one family reportedly was Muslim, all others who pariticipated in the event were Christians. The event took place in two temples....
  • BJP, RSS leaders meet to discuss religious conversions 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh met on Monday night to discuss the escalating controversy over forced conversions by some Sangh Parivar outfits that has paralysed Parliament where some crucial Bills in insurance and coal sector remained stuck. The meeting convened over dinner at Union...
  • Venkaiah Naidu appeals to opposition parties to let Parliament function 4 days ago

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu appealed to opposition parties to let the House function. The remarks came in the backdrop of opposition parties demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on the issue of alleged forced conversion. Naidu said, "The statements of the Union Ministers are sufficient. Opposition parties must...
  • RJD MP Pappu Yadav throws papers at Deputy Speaker in Lok Sabha 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday was adjourned as the Rashtriya Janata Dal's MP Pappu Yadav misbehaved with the Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and threw papers at the chair. The incident happened when the House reassembled at 3 PM after repeated disruptions in the morning session, with the Congress...
  • Neither Government, nor BJP involved in conversion: Venkaiah Naidu 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Facing opposition attack over the conversion issue, Government on Monday said in Lok Sabha that neither it nor the BJP was involved in such acts and the state governments should take action if anyone violates the law. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu insisted that...
  • Conversion row: Parties indulging in vote bank politics: Nitin Gadkari 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Amid a controversy over religious conversions, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that political forces "disturbed" over the victory of BJP are trying to convert the agenda of development into that of vote bank politics. "This is not an issue within the party. There are some political forces...
  • Nothing wrong with reverse conversions, says Shiv Sena 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday said that there's nothing wrong with reverse conversions and flayed "those who kept mum when Hindus were converted to Muslims." "Till yesterday, Hindus were converted to Muslims. Then, nobody said those were done forcibly or through enticement. But now when the Ganga has started flowing in...
  • Live: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over forced conversions after opposition members enter well of the House 4 days ago

    With just two days left for the Winter Session of Parliament to end, key bills like GST Bill and Insurance Bill are likely to be discussed on Monday. ...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The head of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Mohan Bhagwat of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, which is also the...
  • RSS, VHP committed to make India 'Hindu nation', Modi yet to break silence on conversion row 4 days ago

    Bhopal: Backing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's description of India as a "Hindu rashtra", senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia said efforts will be made to "increase" the percentage of Hindus in the country, but skirted the issue of religious conversion. He also said that Bhagwat's assertion of "Hindu...
  • Opposition parties question PM Modi over silence on Bhagwat's remarks 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks daring opposition parties to support a law against conversion, on Sunday triggered a political storm with several parties attacking his views and questioning why Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been silent on the issue. Hitting out, former Information and Broadcasting minister and...
  • No one can derail development agenda of Modi government: Amit Shah 4 days ago

    Chennai: Amid the raging controversy over a conversion bid by some Sangh Parivar outfits, BJP President Amit Shah asserted that such incidents would not derail the party-led NDA Government from its development agenda. "BJP has made its stand clear on conversions. And no one can derail the party (government) from...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Narendra Modi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled Parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Bhagwat said India was a "Hindu nation" where many Hindus had been...
  • Never wanted to convert the world but to win over its heart, says VHP 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Asserting that Hindu values will be restored in the country, Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday said they have never wanted to convert the world but only to "win over its heart". Speaking at a book launch, VHP patron Ashok Singhal said it was due to their "struggle" in the...
  • Under fire, BJP puts the onus on Opposition to support law banning religious conversions 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Under attack over religious conversions in Agra, Bharatiya Janata Party has put the onus on the Opposition to support an anti-conversion bill. A day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat suggested that a law banning conversions should be supported by opposition parties if they were against religious conversions, BJP chief...
  • VHP goes ahead with its 'ghar wapsi' programme, 're-converts' over 200 Christians to Hinduism 5 days ago

    Valsad (Gujarat): Going ahead with its 'ghar wapsi' plans, Hindu outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday "re-converted" over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district of Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Gujarat, claimed a local leader. The right-wing outfit also said the re-conversion was "voluntary" and...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha 5 days ago

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the big fat Indian weddings and the conversion row in Agra. He also takes a dig at the Mumbai roads. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha on the Agra conversion row 5 days ago

    Cyrus Broacha mocks politicians on the way they have dealth with the conversion row in Agra which left hundreds in fear. ...
  • After Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat seeks anti-conversion law 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said sought anti-conversion law. He said, "Bring law against conversion, if you don't like it." Bhagwat also stated that there should be equal condemnation of people converting from Hinduism to other religions. "If you don't want to change into Hindu, don't...
  • BJP against forcible conversions: Amit Shah 6 days ago

    Kochi: BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said his party was against forcible conversions and asked other political parties in the country to support a bill in this regard if they were 'sincere' in their approach to secularism. "BJP is against forceful conversions and that is why we want to bring...
  • Opposition derails pre-lunch sitting of RS, House adjourned twice 1 week ago

    New Delhi: For the fifth day in succession, a united opposition led by Congress on Friday created turmoil in Rajya Sabha demanding a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on forcible religious conversions, leading to two adjournments before lunch. Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad made...
  • PM Modi won't make a statement on Agra conversion row in Parliament: sources December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as uproar continues in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row in Agra with the opposition demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, government sources say that there is not even a chance that the PM will speak in the House over the issue. According to sources,...
  • Parliament live: PM in Rajya Sabha, Opposition insists on his statement on conversion row December 18, 2014

    Parliament proceedings are likely to be interrupted once again on Thursday as government sources tell CNN-IBN Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not likely to make a statement on the conversion row. ...
  • Conversion row rocks Parliament, Shashi Tharoor says PM Modi should do 'ghar vapasi' to Lok Sabha December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: With only four more sessions left in the winter session of Parliament, opposition parties continues to derail proceedings in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying, "Modiji should so ghar vapasi (home coming) to Lok...
  • Precautionary measures in place in Aligarh till December 25 December 17, 2014

    Aligarh: Precautionary measures will remain in place despite the Hindu outfit calling off its conversion programme on December 25, district authorities said. Dharam Jagaran Samiti, a western UP-based Hindutva group, on Tuesday called off its controversial conversion programme scheduled for December 25, ending days of stand-off. District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash, while welcoming...
  • News 360: Taliban strikes Peshawar school kills more than 100 children December 16, 2014

    School children from the attacked Army Public School and College of Peshawar says that the school was attacked by seven-eight terrorists. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack and said that all the terrorists are on a suicide mission. ...
  • RSS asks Dharm Jagran to call off conversion drive in Aligarh on December 25: Sources December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The proposed mass conversion scheduled to be held on December 25 in Aligarh by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) offshoot Dharam Jagran Samiti (DJS) has been called off, sources said on Tuesday. The exact reasons behind the calling off of conversion are not known but the sources said the...
  • Agra conversion issue rocks Rajya Sabha, Deputy Chairman reprimands MPs for unruly behaviour December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The issue of alleged forced conversion in Agra rocked Parliament once again with unruly scenes witnessed in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Opposition MPs entered the well of the House, shouting slogans against the government. They were demanding a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. Congress MP...
  • Agra conversion accused surrenders December 16, 2014

    Agra: Nand Kishore, accused of forcibly converting over a 100 people into Hinduism in an Agra village, surrendered before police on Tuesday. "Agra conversion accused Nand Kishore has surrendered," Agra DIG Lakshmi Singh said. Kishore was the most wanted accused named in FIR in the case and carried an award of Rs...
  • Live: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day over religious conversion issue December 16, 2014

    The opposition parties in Parliament take up the issue of alleged forced conversion and demand a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The NDA government will table the Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha, the major reform by the Modi government. ...