Hindu Jagran Manch for bringing in anti-conversion law
DEHRADUN Hindu Jagran Manch felicitated and thanked Uttarakhand Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat for bringing in a legislation to ban religious conversions in the state, at a function held at Haridwar road here on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that Religious Freedom Act has been brought in the state in the larger interest of society and country. He said that even before independence, the great men and saints had expressed their apprehensions regarding religious conversions. He said that targeting of weaker sections of the society through religious conversions has resulted in country getting weak. He said that society gets isolated from the mainstream by religious conversions and Niyogi committee report has studied its impact.
He said that since medieval times and even before, Hindus have become weaker and many parts of the country have got fragmented and Java, Sumatra and Cambodia are the examples. He said that out of 52 Hindu “Shakti Peeths’ many are in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan This has also led to security threat to the country. The Chief Minister said that 600 kilomters of international boundary in the state is strategically important. He said that in the interest of country and the state and keeping in view the impacts of events in the future, the Religious Freedom Act has been brought. He said that it is the goal of his government that everybody lives with dignity and honour in the state.
Hindu Jagran Manch state chief Krishan Chand Bora, Vice-president Satveer Bora, Dehradun President Mangal Prasad Uniyal and large number of workers were present on the occasion.