VHP seeks scrapping of commission, ministry for minorities

Ahmedabad: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday said it has passed a resolution demanding the immediate scrapping of the National Commission for Minorities and the Ministry of Minority Affairs, as they “give credence to a separatist mindset”.

The VHP’s Central Governing Council met in Vadtal in Kheda district of Gujarat between June 24 and 25, where it concurred that minorities “gather sympathy” and carry out “anti-Hindu and anti-national activities” with the help of the minorities commission.

“The National Human Rights Commission is more than enough to take care of the rights of all citizens of the country… The workings of the minorities commission creates a false feeling that the Muslim and Christian community are being persecuted,” reads the resolution.

The VHP also reiterated its demand of enacting a law for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

“Iron Man Sardar Patel has already shown us, through the example of Somnath temple, how this can be done. The best tribute to the Iron Man would be if the Ram temple could be built on the lines of the Somnath Temple,” the resolution said.

Freedom fighter and India’s first Home Minister Sardar Patel was born in Kheda district.

The VHP also expressed concern over the imposition of GST on “prasad” of the Tirupati and some other big temples. It asked Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to quash all taxes on Hindu religious items such as agarbatties, dhoop, gods and goddesses’ idols, etc.

It stated that there was a conspiracy to malign the image of “gau rakshaks” (cow vigilantes).

“Gau rakshaks never take law in their own hands and it is police who file false cases against them to hide their own failures,” the VHP resolution said.