Vishwa Hindu Parishad

  • Brinda Karat seeks FIR against Ashok Singhal for 'threatening minorities' 6 days ago

    CPI(M) on July 17 demanded lodging an FIR against Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal for allegedly issuing 'warnings' through a daily to the minority community. "We demand filing of an FIR against Ashok Singhal for his interview in a newspaper that warned and threatened the country's minority community," party's Politburo member...
  • Andhra Pradesh court issues arrest warrant against MS Dhoni June 24, 2014

    A court in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus. A local court in Anantapur issued the arrest warrant as Dhoni did not appear in the court despite three summons served in the past. It...
  • AAP demands Praveen Togadia's arrest over anti-Muslim speech April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded the immediate arrest of VHP leader Dr Praveen Togadia for his alleged hate speech. In a press release, the AAP said, "The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) strongly condemns the hate speech given by Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) president Pravin Togadia in...
  • VHP demands withdrawal of the controversial book on Amma February 24, 2014

    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday demanded withdrawal of the controversial book written by a former disciple of spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi. Australian born Gail Tredwell in her book 'Holy hell-- a memoir of faith, devotion and pure madness' claimed she had lived in the mutt for many years and had...
  • Conversions should be stopped immediately: Ashok Singhal February 22, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad convenor Ashok Singhal on Saturday said that unless conversions were stopped immediately, the day would not be far off when Hindus would be reduced to a minority in this country. Addressing a press conference in Bhopal, he said it has become "imperative" for each Hindu couple to have...
  • Hindu couples should have 5 children, says VHP leader Ashok Singhal February 22, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad convenor Ashok Singhal on Saturday said that unless conversions were stopped immediately, the day would not be far off when Hindus would be reduced to a minority in this country. Addressing a press conference, he said it has become "imperative" for each Hindu couple to have five children. The...
  • Valentine's Day: Tomatoes thrown on couples by Bajrang Dal, VHP men February 14, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The activists of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday threw rotten tomatoes at couples celebrating Valentine's Day on the banks of Sabarmati River. Couples were seen running to save themselves when a large group of Bajrang Dal workers suddenly thronged the place and started throwing tomatoes...
  • Hundreds of VHP activists camp in Ayodhya ahead of banned 'Sankalp Sabha', 42 arrested October 17, 2013

    Sensing trouble during the 'Sankalp Sabha' of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on October 18 at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, police searched many locations and detained 42 persons, an official said on Thursday. The Akhilesh Yadav government in the state has banned the event citing fears of trouble and communal flare...
  • Gods forbid: India's temples guard their gold from government September 30, 2013

    India's temples are resisting divulging their gold holdings - perhaps nearly half the amount held in Fort Knox - amid mistrust of the motives of authorities who are trying to cut a hefty import bill that is hurting the economy. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which has already taken steps...
  • Ramdev to visit US to mark Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary September 23, 2013

    Yoga guru Ramdev will visit Chicago to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and the 120th anniversary of his famous address at the World Parliament of Religions. The event, 'World Without Borders 2013' on September 27-28, is hosted by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America and co-hosted by other...
  • Narendra Modi's long shadow creates a rift in Chicago September 23, 2013

    Chicago: The shadow of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and his alleged complicity in the 2002 communal riots in his state, has created a controversy here with the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR) withdrawing its support to the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. The CPWR...
  • No official information on another Ayodhya yatra: UP govt September 15, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government Sunday said it had no official information about the proposed yatra of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) around Ayodhya beginning September 22. A decision on the VHP's proposed Paanch Kosi Parikrama would be taken only after getting a formal confirmation, UP Home Secretary Kamal Saxena said. "We...
  • Sack Akhilesh govt over Muzaffarnagar violence: VHP to President September 8, 2013

    Kanpur: Slamming the ruling Samajwadi Party for its failure to check the violence in Muzaffarnagar district, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday said the President should dismiss the Akhilesh Yadav government in the state as it was unable to ensure the safety of the majority community. "There is a total collapse...
  • Watch: Uproar in Parliament over VHP Ayodhya yatra August 26, 2013

    The Lok Sabha witnessed a furious debate on the yatra that turned out to be non-starter in Ayodhya on Sunday because of the Uttar Pradesh government crackdown. While Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav defended the actions of the state government, the BJP's Yogi Adityanath took on the state government...
  • Delhi: VHP protests against Ayodhya Yatra ban, police use water canons August 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ayodhya Yatra on Monday not just hit Parliament but also the streets of Delhi as Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers held protests at Jantar Mantar against the Uttar Pradesh government's crackdown. The police used water canons to disperse the protesters after they tried to break barricades. Around 200...
  • Ayodhya yatra: VHP calls for protest against UP government's crackdown August 26, 2013

    Ayodhya: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has announced a nationwide protest on Monday against the Uttar Pradesh government's crackdown on its Ayodhya yatra on Sunday. Senior VHP leader Pravin Togadia was arrested on Sunday while other top VHP leaders including Ashok Singhal were among the 450 people detained. Togadia has been sent...
  • VHP yatra: Praveen Togadia sent to judicial custody for 14 days August 25, 2013

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia has been taken into preventive custody on Sunday ahead of Ayodhya yatra. ...
  • Ayodhya yatra: VHP leader Pravin Togadia taken into preventive custody August 25, 2013

    Ayodhya: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia has been taken into preventive custody on Sunday ahead of Ayodhya yatra. Earlier, party leader Ramvilas Vedanti was arrested from a temple near Ayodhya. Around 350 VHP activists have also been arrested and police have warned of arresting those who will participate in...
  • VHP yatra: Ayodhya on high alert, Section 144 imposed in 5 districts August 25, 2013

    Ayodhya: The holy city of Ayodhya is on high alert and has been turned into a fortress ahead of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad proposed yatra on Sunday. The yatra which has been banned by the Uttar Pradesh government, over the possible communal flareup, has already sparked off a political...
  • Alert in Ghaziabad over VHP's Ayodhya march August 24, 2013

    Section 144 of the CrPC (prohibiting an assembly of more than 10 people) has been imposed in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh after Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) called for an Ayodhya march. Meanwhile, passengers on Lucknow- and Faizabad-bound trains would be frisked. Briefing mediapersons Saturday, Ghaziabad District Magistrate (DM) S.V.S. Ranga Rao...
  • Police arrest 50 ascetics en route to Ayodhya August 24, 2013

    Fifty ascetics from Rajasthan headed, by bus, to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to undertake the 84-kosi parikrama were arrested around midnight at the Chauma Shahpur border and sent to jail temporarily. Senior Superintendent of Police Shalabh Mathur said the ascetics will be lodged for a while at the police lines in...
  • Ayodhya yatra: UP govt issues arrest warrant against 70 VHP leaders August 24, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has issued arrest warrants against 70 top Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders including Ashok Singhal, Pravin Togadia and Ram Vilas Vedanti after the party said it will go ahead with its proposed Ayodhya yatra from August 25 (Sunday). The local administration is expecting around 50,000 VHP...
  • VHP's Ayodhya yatra a 'political move', says Digvijaya Singh August 23, 2013

    Attacking Vishwa Hindu Parishad over its proposed yatra in Uttar Pradesh, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday said it was "nothing but a political move". The Congress general secretary also took a dig at the saffron outfit saying that it was unaware of Hindu traditions as such a yatra is not...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Defiant VHP to go ahead with its Ayodhya yatra August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will go ahead with its proposed 20-day Ayodhya Yatra even though the Uttar Pradesh government has denied permission for the rally. The VHP leaders had met the ruling Samajwadi Party leaders last week to seek their support for the yatra. The VHP has...
  • Security tightened ahead of VHP's banned 84-km procession in Ayodhya August 21, 2013

    After the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) refused to shelve its plans to perform an "84 kosi parikrama" or 84-km procession in Ayodhya, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday heightened security there and sealed boundaries in six adjoining districts, officials said. The proposed 84-km yatra, to be undertaken by ascetics under the...
  • Azam Khan criticises party supremo Mulayam for meeting Ashok Singhal August 20, 2013

    Lucknow: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has criticised party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for meeting Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal. The meeting comes in the wake of the VHP having asked Mulayam to work as a bridge between Hindus and Muslims to solve the Ram Mandir issue amicably....
  • Mulayam can work to pave way for Ram Temple: VHP August 17, 2013

    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday said it has proposed to Mulayam Singh Yadav to work as a bridge between Hindus and Muslims to pave way for Ram Temple construction, and claimed the SP leader has responded positively. "We reminded Mulayam Singh of his announcement that the day court will say...
  • Modi conspired to instigate Hindus post Godhra, says Zakia Jafri's lawyer June 29, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Zakia Jafri's lawyer on Friday alleged before a court in Ahmedabad that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had conspired to instigate Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers and other members of Hindu community after the Godhra train burning incident in 2002. Ehsan Jafri, Zakia's husband and former Congress MP, was one of...
  • Narendra Modi not to visit Ayodhya, says his office June 18, 2013

    Ahmedabad: In an apparent move to avoid stoking a fresh controversy as BJP comes to terms with a bitter separation from JD(U), Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has declined an invitation to visit Ayodhya, his office said on Tuesday. The Chief Minister's Office, in a press statement, clarified that Modi "politely...
  • A true patriot should become next PM: VHP leader April 28, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Amid talk about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's projection as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Acharya Dharmendra on Sunday said he wanted "a true patriot" to occupy the country's top post after the next elections. "I want to see a true patriot becomes next Prime Minister ...I...