Mass conversion is matter of concern: Rajnath

New Delhi, Jan 15: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said mass conversion is a matter of concern for any country and that needs to be checked.

Speaking at a programme organised by a Christian organisation here at Vigyan Bhawan, Mr Singh said that if someone accepts or adopts some other religion of his own, there should be no objection, but mass conversion is a matter of concern for any country.

On the allegation that BJP is dividing people on communal lines, the Home Minister said “Whether we win or lose, we will not discriminate among people’.

He said that he believes in freedom to follow any religion, but was of the opinion that a debate is needed as mass conversion is a matter of concern for any country.

‘In Britain and America, minority community demands anti-conversion laws, but here, the majority community asks for it. It’s a matter of concern.

“Recently, stones were pelted at the Churches. Some priests came and met me to demand security. I assured them all that those behind it, will 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?,” he questioned.

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