Vishwa Hindu Parishad has identified thirty places in eight districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh where alleged religious conversions by Christian missionaries are taking place, Navhind Times reported.
VHP leader, Ambrish Singh, told media that, “Checking religious conversion was one of the core issues that the VHP has been working on for the past several years and now after the way for construction of Ram temple has been cleared, we have turned the focus on this issue.”
Singh added, “These decisions were taken during a two-day meeting of ‘Dharam Prasar’ (religious propagation) of VHP held in the ongoing Magh Mela.”
VHP’s working president Alok Kumar had said at the meeting that religious conversions were due to weakening of the bond between Hindus and the Sanatan Dharma.
“Every Hindu family should strictly follow religious traditions and not copy the west. On the birthday of a Hindu child, family members should visit a temple and perform puja instead of singing a birthday song and cutting the birthday cake.”
According to media reports, the Bishop of Lucknow Diocese, Church of North India (CNI) Father Peter Baldev, said he had no idea of any religious conversions taking place anywhere in the country.