VHP

  • VHP allegedly reconverts over 100 Christian tribals to Hinduism, TMC promises strong action 18 hours 1 minutes ago

    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....
  • RSS must unite society, says Mohan Bhagwat December 24, 2014

    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 December 22, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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

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  • 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...