VHP says Hindus forced to migrate in 17 states

The outfit has launched a programme “Palayan nahi, parakram (fight, not flight)” to prevent this “forcible exodus”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 9, 2016 1:23:10 am

Claiming that Hindus have been forced to migrate due to the “atrocities of Muslims and Christians” in as many as 17 states of the country, the VHP Thursday said its ongoing survey to identify the “extent of the exodus” has already been completed in West Bengal. The outfit has launched a programme “Palayan nahi, parakram (fight, not flight)” to prevent this “forcible exodus”.

“Hindus are being forced to leave their birthplace from many places in 17 states. Their daughters are being insulted, their land is being forcibly acquired, their temples are being attacked, they are not being allowed to celebrate their festivals. It cannot continue now,” VHP’s Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain said.

“We are identifying the places and reasons for such migration across the country. The task is already completed in Bengal,” he said. The findings will be released during an event in Kolkata on Saturday.

Among the states that are reportedly witnessing such migration are J&K, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.

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