VHP

  • Centre, state governments leveraging separatists in Jammu and Kashmir: VHP April 16, 2015

    Jammu: The VHP on Thursday alleged that the Central and Jammu and Kashmir governments were giving a complete leverage to separatists and demanded that the valley should be handed over to the Army. "Both the state and central governments are giving a complete leverage to anti-national and separatists for declaring sedation...
  • Talk to Kashmiri Pandits before deciding on their return: VHP to government April 11, 2015

    Jammu: VHP on Saturday appealed to the Central and the Jammu and Kashmir governments to consult and take into confidence Kashmir Pandit community before planning their return to the Valley. The Hindu right wing outfit also announced to launch a country-wide awareness campaign to expose "separatists", who the outfit said were...
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  • News 360: Andhra Pradesh Police kills 20 wood smugglers, Tamil Nadu pays compensation April 8, 2015

    Massive uproar by human rights activists and politicians continue in Chennai and Chittoor over the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers by the Andhra Pradesh police. The encounter has snowballed into a political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The Tamil Nadu government announced a compensation of Rs...
  • West Bengal: Normal life hit by VHP bandh in North Dinajpur April 6, 2015

    Raiganj: Normal life was on Monday hit in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district by VHP bandh in protest against the detention of hundreds of its supporters. All shops, business establishments, central and state government offices, schools and colleges remained closed. A few state buses plied with police escort and private buses...
  • West Bengal: VHP rally fizzles out, hundreds of activists detained April 5, 2015

    Raiganj: Around 500 VHP activists were on Sunday detained by police while they were marching towards the venue of their rally in Raiganj in North Dinajpur district which was to be addressed by senior leader Praveen Togadia. Togadia's entry into the state was banned by the West Bengal government fearing "communal...
  • VHP demands uniform law to 'rectify' demographic 'imbalance' April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of projections that India will have the largest number of Muslims by 2050, Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday demanded a uniform law to rectify the "demographic imbalance" in the country and asked Hindus to have as many children as Muslims. Addressing a press conference, Joint General...
  • VHP to launch nationwide programme against untouchability March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday announced a nationwide programme against untouchability and cautioned that practicing discrimination will make Hindus "perish altogether". VHP's International Working President Pravin Togadia acknowledged that discrimination on caste-lines "widens the divide" among Hindus but refused to link the campaign with reports that many Dalits converted...
  • Disenfranchise those having more than 2 children: Sadhvi Prachi March 17, 2015

    Bahraich: Firebrand Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi on Tuesday stoked a fresh controversy saying those having more than two children should be barred from casting votes. Addressing a Hindu sammelan here, she said a law should be framed to scrap the voting rights irrespective of religion. She said those who do...
  • RSS for improving life of tribals, not seeking conversion: Suresh Joshi March 15, 2015

    Nagpur: Amid the row over reconversion campaign by some right-wing Hindu outfits like VHP and Bajrang Dal, RSS on Sunday said the primary purpose of its volunteers working in tribal areas was to create awareness and improve the quality of life of the locals through service. "The primary purpose of...
  • Alleged gangrape of nun in WB takes political turn, state minister blames religious groups March 15, 2015

    Ranaghat: The gangrape of a nun in Nadia district has taken a political turn with West Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim making a controversial statement on it and alleging that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's "ghar vapsi" campaign is responsible for the incident. Accusing the VHP for raising communal tensions, he said, "This...
  • Case registered against Sadhvi in Mangaluru March 6, 2015

    Mangaluru: A case has been slapped against VHP leader Sadhvi Balika Saraswati from Madhya Pradesh who was the star speaker at the Hindu Samajotsava held in Mangaluru on March 1 for allegedly disturbing communal harmony through her provocative utterances. Police said the case has been booked under Sections 153(A) of IPC...
  • Muslims safer in India than anywhere else in world: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath March 2, 2015

    Hubballi: Firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said Muslims are safer in India than anywhere else in the world and the majority community is liberal by nature. "Hindus are liberal in nature and therefore the country is also liberal, and Muslims are safer in India than anywhere else...
  • BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi sparks controversy, says Hindus should boycott films by 3 Khans March 1, 2015

    Dehradun: In the wake of the 'ghar vapsi' controversy and love jihad campaigns, another Bharatiya Janata Party leader has sparked a controversy. Party leader Sadhvi Prachi on Sunday said that Hindus should boycott movies by the three Khans of Bollywood as they promote love jihad. She also said that Congress Vice...
  • Nothing wrong in 'ghar wapsi': VHP March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday waded into the controversy relating to religious conversions, saying there is nothing wrong in its 'ghar wapsi' programme and called for a law to check "forced" conversions. The VHP said Parliament should pass a law on forced religious conversions and maintained that while...
  • RSS reiterates demand to enact anti-conversion law March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid the raging row over Mohan Bhagwat's remarks on Mother Teresa, RSS on Sunday reiterated its demand for an anti-conversion law to check the "rising incidents" of religious conversions in the country. Suhasrao Hiremath, the Akhil Bharatiya Saha Seva Pramukh of RSS made the remarks at a press conference...
  • Private member bill on forced conversions introduced in Lok Sabha February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: A bill to ban forced conversions was among the 37 private members' bills introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Some of the other bills introduced included the ones on compulsory military training, promotion of two child norm and amending the Code of Civil Procedure...
  • Vishwa Hindu Parishad says it will arrange reconversions in Goa if people want February 27, 2015

    Panaji: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday said it would "facilitate" reconversions in Goa if the local people wanted it. "Thousands of years ago, Hindus in Goa were converted to Christianity. If they want to come back and if they contact VHP, we will facilitate their return to Hinduism," said Dada...
  • Ghar vapasi to continue till conversions are banned:Adityanath February 24, 2015

    Rohtak: Firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has stoked a fresh controversy saying VHP's 'Ghar Vapasi' programme will continue unless conversions are banned and claimed India's problem was "vote bank politics fuelled by jehadi fervour". "Conversions spoil communal amity in the country. It should be banned. If conversions continue, I feel...
  • Ghar wapsi will continue till who left their homes are brought back, says VHP leader February 22, 2015

    Etah: Despite controversy surrounding its 'ghar wapsi' initiative, Vishva Hindu Parishad national general secretary Ashok Tiwari on Sunday said the programme will continue till all those people who "left their home" have been reconverted. "Ghar wapsi is not a bad thing at all. It will continue till we bring back those...
  • 35 people convert in Kerala under Vishva Hindu Parishad's 'ghar vapasi' February 15, 2015

    Kerala: A group of 35 people on Sunday "re-converted" to Hinduism as VHP continued with its 'ghar vapasi' programme despite criticism from various quarters, with the outfit claiming that they hailed Dalit families who had converted to Christianity a few generations back. The rituals for "welcoming" these people to "their original...
  • Ghar Wapsi will go on till all 15 Crore people are reconverted: VHP February 10, 2015

    Aligarh: Sadhvi Prachi Arya, a prominent Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader, has said that the 'Ghar Wapsi' programme will continue till the fifteen crore people who, she claimed, have left the Hindu fold post Independence, are "reconverted to Hinduism". "The 'Ghar Wapsi' programme launched by some Hindutva organisations would continue...
  • UP: VHP plans 'Panchavati' in every village, to plant 'Tulsi' February 9, 2015

    Lucknow: On the lines of the mythological "Panchvati" garden mentioned in Ramayana, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has decided to plant five trees in every village in the country and gift "Tulsi" saplings, considered sacred among Hindus, to every household of the community. "With the concept of an ideal home, VHP will...
  • Bengaluru: Police ban defied, Praveen Togadia's recorded speech played at rally February 8, 2015

    Bengaluru: Defying multi-media gag by police, VHP leader Praveen Togadia's video recorded speech was played at a rally on Sunday in which he called for Ghar Wapsi (homecoming) and establishment of "Constitutional Hindu Nation". Additional Commissioner of Police (Bengaluru) Alok Kumar said, "We have taken note of the violation; we will...
  • VHP leader Pravin Togadia banned from entering Bengaluru February 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Police on Tuesday banned right-wing group Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia from entering the Karnataka capital February 5-11, on grounds of apprehension that his provocative and inflammatory speeches would cause breach of peace. "We have imposed prohibitory orders banning Togadia's entry into the city to maintain peace and...
  • VHP leader Praveen Togadia banned from entering Bengaluru between February 5 to 10 February 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Senior Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia has been issued a notice on Tuesday by the Bengaluru police prohibiting his entry into the city. Earlier, Togadia was expected to take part in a VHP convention called the 'Hindu Viraat Samavesha' on February 8. According to sources, Togadia has been...
  • BJP's Sadhvi Prachi stirs a new controversy, says asked Hindus to have 4 children, not 40 puppies February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Landing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in yet another controversy, party leader Sadhvi Prachi backed her earlier comment that Hindu women should have four children. In a rather bizarre defence, she asserted that she only asked Hindu women to produce four children and not 40 puppies. "I asked people...
  • VHP allegedly reconverts over 100 Christian tribals to Hinduism, TMC promises strong action January 29, 2015

    Kolkata: There is no relief for the Central government which is battling the allegations over forced the conversion row. In a fresh case, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) allegedly reconverted over 100 tribals to Hinduism in West Bengal. The tribals were first allegedly converted to Christianity and the VHP reconverted them...
  • Will go ahead with 'Ghar Wapsi', Ram Temple construction: VHP January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid a major row over religious conversion, VHP on Wednesday said nothing will deter it from going ahead with its core agenda of 'Ghar Wapsi' and Ram Temple construction, and that it will hold a major convention in Delhi on March 1 to highlight the issues. VHP will organise...
  • Won't allow conversion of Hindus, says Praveen Togadia January 7, 2015

    Sultanpur: Vishva Hindu Parishad President Praveen Togadia on Wednesday said his organisation would not allow anymore conversion of Hindus and urged Muslims to return to the Hindu-fold. "We will not allow anymore conversion of Hindus... In the last ten years, VHP saved about ten lakh Hindus from conversion," Togadia said...