Chennai: While expressing concerns over growing hate speeches against Hindu beliefs and deities, illegal conversions and Government-control and demolition of temples, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has called upon the Tamil Nadu Government to enact a stringent anti-conversion law in a bid to curb Illegal conversions as well as the growing cases of ‘Love Jihad’.
This statement came from the VHP Central Governing Council which gave detailed accounts of such incidents and reminded the Tamil Nadu Government of its responsibilities. The statement assumes significance as it came after the conclusion of the two-day long Central Governing Council meeting of VHP at Kanchipuram.
While addressing the media in Chennai, VHP Joint General Secretary Dr Surendra Jain said that all State Governments should enact law to curb Illegal conversions and ‘Love Jihad’. The growing menace of acquisition and demolition of temples in a discreet manner and hate speeches against Hindu beliefs and deities must also be stopped forthwith.
Announcing an action plan for the 60 years of its foundation in 2024, Dr Jain said that the VHP will enroll more than 1 crore members, raise its units to one lakh with 15 lakh Karyakartas.
TN Is Torchbearer of Hindu Awakening
Noting that the entire Hindu society is proud of Tamil Nadu, Dr Jain said the Southern State has been the flag bearer of the Hindu Dharma for millennia. It is the land of gurus and saints like Poojya Shri Thiruvalluvar, Poojya Shri Ramanujar and Poojya Shri Vallalar. VHP Joint General Secretary noted that in the history of Bharat, Tamil Nadu has always been the torchbearer of Hindu awakening.
The All-India Central Governing Council Meeting was held in the ancient sacred city of Tamil Nadu and VHP believes that this meeting will prove to be an important milestone in making a competent and harmonious Hindu society.
Anti-Conversion and Love Jihad Law
VHP believes that illegal religious conversions are the biggest crime and violence against humanity. The Mullahs, Moulvis and Missionaries are undertaking these criminal activities believing these as their religious rights and using all types of unconstitutional and unethical means. Since Independence, a demand has been raised by different sections of society to stop this illegal criminal act. VHP welcomes the State Governments who have made the law to stop illegal conversions in their States.
Targeting Hindu Girls
Due to insensitivity of the State Government, there were instances of illegal conversions and attempts to convert Hindus to Christianity in Christian-run schools in Tamil Nadu. One such case is taking the life of an innocent underprivileged girl named Lavanya in the district of Thanjavur. Instances of Islamic fundamentalists increasingly targeting Hindu girls in the name of ‘Love Jihad’ are a cause for concern.
Some of these unfortunate girls had no alternative but to commit suicide as it happened in Ramanathapuram and Melur-Madurai. VHP has strongly called upon the Tamil Nadu Government to put a stop to such activities by punishing these institutions and individuals stringently, so that these kinds of abuses on the Hindu society can be stopped.
Rising Violence of Islamic Fundamentalism
The entire country is facing violence emerging due to Islamic fundamentalism. Using the CAA, COVID-19 pandemic, Hijab and Nupur Sharma controversy, Islamists are trying to inflame the country in senseless violence. Terrorism has also been nurtured by these fundamentalists. Unfortunately, Tamil Nadu has become a hub and recruiting center for the Jihadi terrorists. Many Islamic terrorists have been arrested by National Investigation Agency in recent months, and their terror support structures like finance, sleeper cells and infrastructure have been flourishing in the Southern State.
There seems to be a laxity on part of the State security agencies in identifying such elements in society and safeguarding its people. The inaction of the State Police will embolden Islamic fundamentalist groups in the State to unleash violence against innocent people.
Since 1985, more than hundred Hindu society/political leaders have been killed in Tamil Nadu by Islamic terrorists. VHP has called upon the government to firmly act upon the Islamic fundamentalists and stop further bloodshed in the name of Islamic religious fundamentalism.
Strict Action against Hate Speech on Hindu Deities
VHP is always in favor of Freedom of Speech. However, it wants to remind the people that our Constitution doesn’t allow us to insult the faiths of others in the name of Freedom of Speech. Unfortunately, inaction against perpetrators of hate speech against Hindu faith and its deities anguishes the Hindu society. Throughout the country, strict actions are being taken on the perpetrators, who make adverse comments on faith of non-Hindus and its leaders, but there is inaction on the perpetrators who make insulting comments on Hindu deities, like the recent comments on the sacred shiva lingam or pious Chidamabaram Natarajar, despite various Hindu organisations making complaints with the law enforcement agencies in Tamil Nadu.