Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a function titled "Festival of Peace" organised by a Christian body made it clear that mass conversions needed to be checked across the country, reports Deccan Chronicle.
Singh, however, said that he was in support of the freedom to follow any religion, but was of the opinion that mass conversions are a matter of concern.
"We have never discriminated by caste, creed and religion. Whether or not we get votes, whether we form the government or not, we will never discriminate among people. This is what our Prime Minister feels," Rajnath Singh was quoted as saying.
"If somebody wants to accept a religion, let him do that. If mass conversions start happening, then it could be a matter of concern for any country," Singh appealed to the Christian community.
He also highlighted that almost in all democratic countries, including Britain and America, minorities had demanded the legislation of an anti-conversion law.
"However, in India, the majority demands that there should be an anti-conversion law and this is a matter of concern. It should not happen," Singh added.
The home minister said that there were attempts to create a fear psychosis among people, especially the minorities."BJP aa gayi. Ab gadbad hoga, ye hoga wo hoga (BJP has come, now something wrong might happen to us).
"Recently, stones were pelted at churches. Some priests came and met me to demand security. I assured them all that those behind it would be punished. I also assured security to them. But it (stone pelting) started a month before the Assembly elections and stopped a month after that. What would you say on that? Whose conspiracy is that," Singh said, indicating a conspiracy to turn the community against the BJP.
Singh said as far as the NDA government was concerned, there will not be discrimination against anybody.
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