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Dr D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala near Mangalore in Karnataka is president of theVishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) Golden
Jubilee Celebration’s International Committee. The announcement to this effect was made in Delhi by VHP on August 8 by VHP general secretary Shri Champat Rai.
The Committee has Shri Ashok Rao Chougule (Goa) as working president and former DG of Punjab Police Shri KPS Gill (Punjab), Dr Madhavan Nair (Kerala), Dr Poornima Advani (Mumbai), Ramkui Jimi Lodi Basti (Assam) as vice presidents. Shri Om Prakash Singhal (New Delhi) is the treasurer and Shri Champat Rai (New Delhi) is secretary along with joint secretaries Dr Surendra Jain (Rohtak), Shri Vinayak Rao (Jaipur), Shri Raghvulu (Hyderabad) and Dr Basnt Rath (Kolkata).
The VHP, formed on Shri Krishna Janmashtami Day in 1964, is entering 50th year on August 17. Various activities have been planned for the golden jubilee celebration throughout. VHP general secretary Shri Champat Rai visited Dharmasthala on August 10 and discussed the details of the celebration with Dr Heggade. —Bureau Report
VHP knocks NCM door
After meeting the Saharanpur riot victims consisting of the Sikh and Hindu community, a delegation of the VHP led by Dr Surendra Jain, Central Secretary and spokesperson of the VHP met Naseem Ahmad, Chairperson National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on August 13 in New Delhi and presented a representation. Describing the pathetic condition of the riot victims of Saharanpur before the Commission, they said, in spite of the clear indication of the Court of Law, the sort of attacks and conflagrations that took place, it is a clear indication that a section of Muslim community wants to force everybody to live on its terms of Wahhabism and Salafism. Kerala High Court has also expressed concern over it.
VHP has appealed to the Commission to accept the responsibility to eradicate the problem in national interest and establish lasting peace in the country. —Bureau Report
Rescue the innocent Hindu girls : VHP
Reacting strongly on the abduction, gang-rape and forcible conversion of Hindu girls in Uttar Pradesh madrasas, VHP working president Dr Pravin Togadia demanded search of all madrasas all over the country to liberate all the innocent girls trapped by the jihadis. He demanded immediate closure of madrasas in Meerut, Hapur, Muzaffarnagar and other places where Hindu girls are gang-raped and forcibly converted to Islam and also demanded the arrest of the heads of those madrasas.
“Uttar Pradesh madrasas may not be the only ones involved in such a heinous and dangerous crimes but also nationally all madrasas must be searched and the girls / boys kept there by force and converted to Islam should be immediately rescued. VHP and Hindu Help Line keep on getting similar complaints from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bengal and many other states,” he pointed out. Just like Minority Commission now there is a dire need for Hindu Human Rights Commission,” Dr Togadia added.