Rajnath calls for anti-conversion law, asks parties to think seriously

Opposition parties have demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on the issue of conversion

By: Press Trust of India | Lucknow | Published: December 28, 2014 4:21:26 am
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the Mahila College platinum jubilee celebrations in Lucknow on Saturday.  (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivasta) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the Mahila College platinum jubilee celebrations in Lucknow on Saturday. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivasta)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said an anti-conversion law should be framed to check conversion and appealed all political parties to think over it “seriously”.

“I think that to check conversion, an anti-conversion law has to be framed. All political parties should think over it seriously,” he said. The Union minister was in Lucknow to attend the platinum jubilee function of a girls college.

On the opposition parties’ demand for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on the issue of conversion, Singh said: “They should understand that statement of any minister was the government’s side.”

Former Union minister and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia had demanded that the Prime Minister should make a statement in Parliament about his government’s stand on the issue of religious conversions by some organisations.

“He (Modi) is not merely the Prime Minister of a particular political party but the entire nation and every section of the society. Therefore, he must give a statement in Parliament on the issue of religious conversions to clarify his government’s stand on such a sensitive matter,” Scindia had told PTI in Bhopal on December 21.

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