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Hindutva outfits want changes in Constitution to protect Hindu customs

September 22, 2019 06:32 AM

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Hindutva outfits want changes in Constitution to protect Hindu customs
TIMES NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi:

A move for seeking changes in the Constitution to stop “selective undue” interference by the State and judiciary in Hindu customs and practices and protection of the customs and cultural rights of the majority community has got under way with the support of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.


The initiative, being spearheaded by members of Hindutva outfits grouped under the banner of Hindu Charter Team, is also pitching for allowing the community to control and manage Hindu temples and religious institutions and for preventing the State from “misappropriating funds” of these institutions.

After day-long deliberations at a conference, which was inaugurated by VHP national working president Alok Kumar, the group also decided to seek changes in the Constitution to thwart “organised conversions” on the ground that they mark “subversion of religious character of Indian society and civilisation”.

The Hindu Charter Team has decided to present to Prime Minister Narendra Modi a draft of the constitutional amendment that they are seeking to facilitate propagation of “ancient civilisational knowledge” and to allow Hindus to administer educational institutions without undue interference”. They demanded that the amendment of Articles 12, 15, 19 and of 25 to 30 and the insertion of a new Article (12A).

The attendees expressed their “gratitude” to PM Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah for “historic decisions” on Article 370 which have “reintegrated the country”, said C Surendranath of Hindu Charter Team.

 

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