VHP

  • Muslims safer in India than anywhere else in world: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Politics over conversion gets ugly in Kerala, Left accuses BJP of polarising state on communal lines January 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: A house maid Ambika and her two children were born Hindus in Kerala. Her ex-husband, however, wanted to embrace Christianity and wrongly listed the caste of the children as Christian Pentecost while admitting them to a local school. A need to rectify this mistake is what prompted Ambika to...
  • Homecoming of Hindus is not conversion: VHP December 31, 2014

    Belagavi: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday said 'ghar wapsi' (homecoming) of Muslims and Christians to Hinduism could not be termed as conversion and claimed the practise had been prevailing for several centuries. Speaking about VHP's 'ghar wapsi' agenda, International President of the organisation, Praveenbhai Togadia said untouchability would be removed,...
  • Despite protests, 'PK' tax free in UP, screenings allowed in Maharashtra December 31, 2014

    Lucknow/Mumbai: There is no end to protests against Rajkumar Hirani's Amir Khan-starrer 'pk'. Members of Hindu groups on Wednesday protested against the film at Gagan cinema in New Delhi burning the movie's posters. Protesters have claimed that the movie is anti-Hindu and demanded that it should be banned across the...
  • 'PK' posters vandalized by VHP and Bajrang Dal activists in Delhi, Hyderabad and Bhopal December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: VHP and Bajrang Dal activists Tuesday protested at various cinema halls in the capital as well in other parts of India. Protestors vandalised a theatre screening Aamir Khan's movie 'PK' in Delhi, saying it was against the religious sentiments of Hindus. Demanding an immediate ban on the film, the...
  • 'PK' debate: Bollywood, young India defend Aamir Khan's film, but protests continue December 31, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood and young India Tuesday passionately defended Aamir Khan-starrer "PK" even as Hindu rightwing groups continued their protests alleging that it defamed Hindu religion. Producers, directors and actors as well as movie buffs IANS spoke to were unanimous that the Hindi film no way hurt Hindu interests and that...
  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: 'PK' detractors free to move court December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: It was beyond the scope of the information and broadcasting ministry to restrict the viewing of Aamir Khan's movie "PK" and those opposed to it were at liberty to move court, union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said Tuesday. "The information and broadcasting ministry has no legal right whatsoever to...
  • Conversions should be banned, but not Ghar Wapsi, says Praveen Togadia December 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: VHP's national general secretary Praveen Togadia on Monday demanded "a strong legislation" to stop conversions, but defended 'Ghar Wapsi' program. Speaking about the outcome of meeting of central board of trustees and management committee of VHP, Togadia said, "We are against conversions. If someone is accepting another way of...
  • Vishwa Hindu Parishad complains against Aamir Khan's 'PK' December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The VHP has said Aamir Khan's movie "PK" has several scenes that hurt religious sentiments of Hindus and has written to the information and broadcasting ministry demanding a curb on such movies and "changing the character of the censor board". In a letter to the ministry, the Vishwa Hindu...
  • Hindu Mahasabha hails Godse: Will fringe elements create trouble for Modi Government? December 26, 2014

    Even after its leaders have been booked in Meerut for conducting rituals to build a temple in Nathuram Godse's honor, the All India Hindu Mahasabha has declared that it will go ahead with its agenda of installing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin's statues across the country. Can the increasing vocal elements of...
  • Over 200 converted to Hinduism so far in Kerala December 26, 2014

    Kochi: Over 200 persons, mostly belonging to Christian families, in various parts of Kerala have reconverted to Hinduism as part of the 'ghar vapsi' (home coming) programme of Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Christmas day, VHP sources on Friday said. Kottayam district topped in the re-conversion ceremony with 73 persons participating in...
  • VHP continues 'ghar wapasi' event, converts 59 people in Kerala December 25, 2014

    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....