VHP

  • Over 200 converted to Hinduism so far in Kerala 4 hours 50 minutes ago

    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 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....
  • RSS must unite society, says Mohan Bhagwat 2 days ago

    New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that it was the responsibility of the organization to unite the society even as VHP insisted that 'ghar wapsi' programmes will continue. "The Sangh has to unite the entire society. It has to make an example...
  • VHP re-converts 30 Christians in 'ghar wapsi' in Kerala 4 days ago

    Alappuzha: Amidst raging controversy over forced religious conversions across the country, nearly 30 persons from eight families of Scheduled Caste Christians were re-converted to Hinduism under the auspices of Vishwa Hindu Parishad in the district. The ritual of 'home-coming', organised by district wing of VHP, was held at a local...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Demand for Bhagwat Gita to be made national scripture a deliberate provocation by BJP, says Congress December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has come under fire from opposition parties for saying that she has tabled a proposal in Parliament to declare Bhagwad Gita as India's national scripture. Swaraj was speaking at 'Gita Prerna Mahotsav', organised "to celebrate 5,151 years of religious book Gita" at the...
  • Gujarat: Police detains VHP workers for burning effigy of Hafiz Saeed December 7, 2014

    Vadodara: Police on Sunday detained four Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers for burning an effigy of Pakistan-based terror outfit Jamat-Ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed in Nizampura area of the city. "Four Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers were detained today for burning the effigy of Hafiz Saeed in Nizampura area of...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 21, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Muslim cleric's remarks on Navratri an attempt to malign Hinduism, says VHP; seeks his arrest September 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday took strong objection to what it termed as "provocative" remarks on Navratri festival by Maulana Mehdi Hasan, saying it is a deliberate attempt to "malign" Hinduism and demanded his arrest. VHP has also called for a statewide movement in Gujarat to bar Muslim youths...
  • Parties wash their hands off love jihad controversy, say it's not a political issue but a media creation August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With political parties trying to wash their hands off over the controversy of love jihad, they also claimed that it was not a political issue but a media creation. While the Bharatiya Janata Party has not held any party responsible for it, the Congress and Samajwadi Party have...
  • Love Jihad: Is interreligious relationship a crime? August 25, 2014

    Unrest spread in Ranchi on Monday as the VHP called a bandh a day after national level shooter Tara Sahdev alleged that she was tortured by her husband after she refused to convert to Islam. ...
  • MHA seeks report into alleged forcible conversion of national level shooter August 25, 2014

    Unrest spread in Ranchi on Monday as the VHP called a bandh a day after national level shooter Tara Sahdev alleged that she was tortured by her husband after she refused to convert to Islam. ...
  • VHP protests against assault on national shooter for refusing to convert August 25, 2014

    Ranchi: Workers of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday held protests against the harassment of nationallevel shooter Tara Sahdev by her husband for refusing to convert. VHP has also called for bandh in Ranchi on Monday in protest of the incident. Sahdev alleged that her husband Rakibul Hasab kept her in forced...
  • Two FIRs against Teesta Setalvad in Gujarat over controversial tweet August 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Two FIRs were on Saturday lodged in Gujarat against social activist Teesta Setalvad for uploading objectionable images of Hindu deities on Twitter. The first FIR was lodged at Ghatlodia police station by Vishwa Hindu Parishad activist Raju Patel, while the other was filed by Kirit Mistry at C Division police...
  • Rumour of clash creates panic during a VHP procession August 19, 2014

    Rumour of a clash led to minor tension during a procession taken out by Vishwa Hindu Parishad here, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place last night when some miscreants wrongly told the members of the procession that a clash has broken out at a nearby chowk which created panic...
  • Ram temple pledge will be fulfilled soon: Togadia August 17, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Pravin Togadia on Sunday said the pledge for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Togadia also said that more than 5,000 hostels for girls and youth will be built in the country and a mechanism will be worked out...
  • India is a Hindu nation, says RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat August 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Stoking yet another controversy, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. "Hindustan is a Hindu nation. Hindutva is the identity of our nation and it (Hinduism) can incorporate others (religions) in itself," he said. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 13, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Congress corners government over spate in communal violence August 13, 2014

    Discussion over the Communal Violence Bill took place in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amidst huge uproar. While the Congress alleged that maximum cases of communal violence had come to light since the Bharatiya Janata Party led government had taken charge at the Centre, the latter blamed the Congress of...
  • Shutdown observed in Jaitran over alleged desecration of religious idol July 29, 2014

    A shutdown was observed in Jaitaran town of Rajasthan on Tuesday on the call of Hindu outfits over an incident of alleged desecration of a religious idol. The bandh call was given by RSS and VHP after the alleged desecration of the idol on the intervening night of July 27 and...
  • Watch: VHP protests against Sania Mirza being made the Telangana brand ambassador July 25, 2014

    A day after a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA slammed tennis player Sania Mirza for being named the brand ambassador of Telangana, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has also protested against it. VHP's Telangana State Working President has said that he will submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister opposing the move....
  • UP: Section 144 imposed in Moradabad ahead of VHP plan of Jal Abhishek Kanth temple July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Vishwa Hindu Parishad's plan of 'Jal Abhishek' at a temple in Kanth area of Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh, Section 144 has been imposed in the area from Friday. District Magistrate Deepak Agarwal said that Section 144 will be imposed in Moradabad till August 4. Agarwal said,...
  • VHP leader slams opposition to 'Sanskrit Week' July 21, 2014

    Kancheepuram: Senior VHP leader S Vedantham on Monday decried the opposition from political parties in Tamil Nadu to 'Sanskrit Week' celebrations proposed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in its schools across the country next month. "It is cheap politics that is behind the opposition to an ancient Indian...
  • VHP leader Giriraj's body donated to Army Medical College July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The body of veteran VHP Leader Giriraj Kishore was donated to Army College of Medical Sciences on Monday in the capital for education and research purposes. As per the last wish of Giriraj, who was popularly known as Acharya, senior VHP leaders along with his family members delivered the...
  • VHP leader Giriraj Kishore dies at age of 94 July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Giriraj Kishore, who was actively associated with the Ram temple agitation, died on Sunday evening following prolonged illness. He was 94. "He was ailing for some time now. He died peacefully at the VHP headquarters in RK Puram at 9:15 PM," VHP Delhi unit...
  • Andhra court issues arrest warrant against Dhoni June 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: 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....
  • Muslims will soon give nod to Ram temple in Ayodhya: VHP June 8, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday said it was hopeful that the Muslim community will give up its opposition to the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. "We firmly believe the Muslim community will understand this truth... will respect religious sentiments... and will voluntarily give decision with regard to temple construction,"...
  • VHP's wishlist for Modi ranges from Ram Mandir to law on cow slaughter May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government prepares to take over, BJP's affiliate outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad came out with a wishlist ranging from Ram Temple to law on cow slaughter which it wants to be addressed within the Constitutional framework. Among other issues which it wants to be addressed are...