Lok Sabha discusses religious conversions in Agra; Jyotiraditya Scindia says govt not serious to tackle it

Members of Congress, Trinamool Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and CPI-M trooped near the speaker's podium, and also raised slogans.

By: Indo-Asian News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 11, 2014 3:44 pm
lok-sabha-main The house was briefly adjourned for 10 minutes.

After days of deadlock on religious conversions in Agra, the Lok Sabha finally agreed to discuss the issue. Leading Congress’ charge in the House, Jyotiraditya Scindia says the government is not serious enough to tackle it.

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Earlier in the day

As soon as the house met for the day, members of the Congress, Trinamool Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and CPI-M trooped near the speaker’s podium, and also raised slogans like “Modi sarkaar hosh mein aao” (Wake up, Modi government) and “Hindu-Muslim bhai-bhai”.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge asked Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to allow a discussion on the issue.

“You have full powers to suspend the question hour. The government has already agreed to a discussion, kindly allow us,” he said.

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav said that the matter should be taken “seriously”.

“Otherwise, there might be riots,” he said.

The alleged forcible conversion of about 300 Muslims in Agra echoed in parliament Wednesday as well, with opposition members raising the issue in both houses.

Nearly 300 members of some 60 Muslim families living in a slum on Agra’s outskirts reportedly embraced Hinduism Monday.

The house was briefly adjourned for 10 minutes.

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    Dipak Bose
    Dec 11, 2014 at 9:12 am
    They were eating Biriyani in Eid and Ramadan and roast Turkey in Christmas.
    1. R
      Dec 11, 2014 at 11:27 am
      Do you know when they were converted ? Were you present at the time of conversion ?
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        Anirudh Mathad
        Dec 11, 2014 at 9:08 am
        The opposition is afraid their vote bank will shrink !
        1. S
          Dec 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm
          Those laws are not even remotely applicable!
          1. C
            Dec 11, 2014 at 8:15 am
            These son of es Indian politicians are anti Hindus, these s are giving visa to missionaries to convert Hindu, what about these Congress and others w Nagaland Mizoram converted to Christianity. Kill these son of es, they are the first enemy of Iniddia is Hindus land and every Indian left Hinduism must be reconverted to Hinduism (Hindu, Jain, Bhudist and Sikh) they are Santandharm are religions. Kill all opposition right from Sonia hi she is behind Hindu conversion to Christians, And the rest inferiority complex Hindus talking about secularism, Even these s don't know the well meaning and using this world in first time in France.
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