VHP wants anti-conversion law in all states

THRISSUR: VHP general secretary Pravin Togadia on Monday sought anti-conversion legislation in all states to effectively curb conversion through "forcible and fraudulent means."

Addressing the press here, he said though there were provisions in the Constitution to check forcible conversion, state legislation with penal provisions was essential to tackle the problem.

Welcoming the ordinance banning religious conversions issued by the Tamil Nadu government, Togadia said Kerala Chief Minister A K Antony should follow Jayalalithaa in this regard.

Asked about the VHP's stand on the differences in the Sangh Parivar over the disinvestment issue, he said the VHP supported the stand of the BMS and the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch on the matter.