VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD

  • Indians praising Pakistan should be hit with shoes and sent there: VHP leader Yesterday

    Mangaluru: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Balika Saraswati has stoked a controversy saying that people who live in India and praise Pakistan should be "hit with shoes" and sent to that country, following which police are mulling action against her. In her speech at the "Hindu Samajotsava" here on March 1,...
  • After beef ban, Hindu groups force abattoirs to close 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Members of a Hindu nationalist group have forced several abattoirs in Maharashtra to shut after a law was passed banning the beef trade there, a leader of the group and a lawyer for meat traders said on Wednesday. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad, or World Hindu Council, a nationalist group...
  • VHP's Pravin Togadia defies PM Modi's warning, calls 'ghar wapsi' legitimate February 23, 2015

    Cuttack: Notwithstanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent warnings that his government would not allow any religious group to incite hatred against other, Vishwa Hindu Parishad international working president Praveen Togadia on Sunday defended 'ghar wapsi' (home coming) arguing that the same is legitimate and constitutional. Speaking at a public meeting here...
  • Make balanced statements, don't embarrass PM Modi: VHP to Sangh leaders February 16, 2015

    Ludhiana: After a barrage of controversial statements by Sangh outfits, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday cautioned Hindu leaders against making comments which could create "trouble" for Prime Minister Narnedra Modi. "After a long time, a government has been formed at the Centre which is abreast of Hindu culture and faith......
  • 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...
  • It's Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh's 'Gopala Gopala' next; VHP now urges censor board to not clear the film January 4, 2015

    Hyderabad: Even as protests continued over Aamir Khan's film 'PK', Hindu groups Wednesday urged the censor board not to clear upcoming Telugu movie 'Gopala Gopala' saying it also hurts religious sentiments of Hindus. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi (BGUS) have urged the Central Board 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...
  • Foreign languages to make way for Sanskrit: Is this a regressive move? November 21, 2014

    Sanksrit Shiksha Sangh asked the government to teach Sanskrit or any modern Indian language instead. The sangh is expected to write to Prime Minister and HRD Ministry and will take strong action if their issues are not addressed. ...
  • Ujjain: 13 VHP, Bajrang Dal activists arrested for attacking Vikram University VC September 17, 2014

    Ujjain: Thirteen Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal activists were arrested on Wednesday in connection to the commotion caused by a group of allegedly right wing activists at the University of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Vice Chancellor of Vikram University Jawahar Kaul suffered a minor attack and had to...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Human trafficking racket could be behind Meerut incident: Pravin Togadia August 5, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday claimed that a human trafficking racket could be behind the incident of alleged gang rape and forcible conversion of a young woman in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district and demanded action against Madrassas found involved in such activities. "Girls were gangraped and converted and were being...
  • Brinda Karat seeks FIR against Ashok Singhal for 'threatening minorities' July 17, 2014

    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 minoritycommunity. "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 2728, is hosted by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America and cohosted 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...