1. Muslim conversion row: Biman Bose lashes out at Hindu groups over Agra controversy

Muslim conversion row: Biman Bose lashes out at Hindu groups over Agra controversy

Lashing out at Hindu nationalist outfits like the Bajrang Dal and Dharm Jagran Manch for alleged religious conversions in Agra, West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Bose....

By: | Kolkata | Updated: December 12, 2014 9:36 AM

Lashing out at Hindu nationalist outfits like the Bajrang Dal and Dharm Jagran Manch for alleged religious conversions in Agra, West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Bose on Thursday cautioned against alleged attempts by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and other Hindu outfits to disrupt the secular fabric of the country.

Bose said that the victory of BJP and Narendra Modi backed by RSS in the Lok Sabha polls doesn’t mean that the country belonged only to the majority community.

“Several people from the minority community were converted in Agra by Hindutva organisations as the Bajrang Dal with the lure of money, house and other facilities. They were asked to attend a programme where they were converted. It’s a shame. These organisations are trying to destroy the communal harmony and secular fabric of the country,” Bose said.

“Victory of Modi and BJP backed by RSS and other Hindu outfits doesn’t mean that the country belongs only to the majority community. We can never allow to destroy the secularism of the country,” Bose said.

The issue of conversion of some Muslims in Agra rocked the Parliament for the second day today with Opposition creating a ruckus and demanding immediate discussion on the matter, which they said could have grave consequences.

About 100 people, mostly minority slum dwellers, were re-converted and “brought back” to the Hindu fold through a ritual carried out by Hindu organisation Dharma Jagran Manch.

The Agra police registered a case against the outfit and its UP Convenor Nand Kishore on Tuesday night and launched investigations into the incident.

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