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Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s attempt to check conversions

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | AMITA VERMA
Published Jul 25, 2018, 1:55 am IST
Updated Jul 25, 2018, 1:55 am IST
The ‘katha vachaks’ will start the campaign from October with West Bengal and the North East being the focus.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad. (Photo: Representational Image)
 Vishwa Hindu Parishad. (Photo: Representational Image)

Lucknow: Perturbed by the increasing number of conversions, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will now launch a campaign in which ‘katha vachaks’ (story tellers) will inform people about the dignity, respect and nationalism that is an inherent part of the Hindu culture. The ‘katha vachaks’ will start the campaign from October with West Bengal and the North East being the focus.

‘The idea is to remove the misconceptions that have been fed to people by vested interest and encourage them to return to their parent religion”, said a senior VHP leader. He said that the conversions were being encouraged by Christian missionaries in West Bengal and the North East.

 

“Things have changed after the BJP came to power in Assam and Tripura and we will be increasing our presence as well as our activities so that the Hindus there can feel reassured. VHP leader Shyamji Gupta will be in charge of the campaign and leaders like Tapan Kumar Mukherjee, Dr Surya Prakash Sharma and Uma Shankar Misra will tour the states to make an assessment of the ground realities,” he said.

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