Mangaluru, Dec 25, 2019: A six-day meeting of the international executive committee of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will begin at Sanghaniketan, Mannagudda, here from Wednesday. Delegates from 27 countries will attend it, according to M.B. Puranik, executive president, VHP, Karnataka.
He told presspersons here on Tuesday that the meeting was expected to deliberate upon issues relating to cow protection, conversion, social harmony, service activities of the VHP, construction of Ram mandir in Ayodhya, and the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. About 350 delegates will attend it.
Delegates from the United States, Germany, Australia, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa, and Bangladesh have already arrived. Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, general secretary, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS); Vishnu Sadashiva Kokje, international president, VHP; Alok Kumar, international executive president, VHP; Milin Pande, international general secretary, VHP, and Champath Roy, international vice-president, VHP, will participate in it.
The meeting will be inaugurated in the presence of D. Veerendra Heggade, Pattadhikari, Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala, on December 27 at 10 a.m. There will be a ‘sneha milan’ programme on December 28 at 6.30 p.m. The city’s important persons will attend it. It will be presided over by N. Vinay Hegde, chairman of the Nitte Group of Institutions, he said.
NIA probe sought Sharan Pumpwell, zonal secretary, VHP, Mangaluru, said the government should order for an investigation by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) into the incidents which took place in the city on December 19 during the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
‘A conspiracy’Mr. Pumpwell said the protest against the CAA was only a guise to unleash violence in the city. Stone-throwing by those who had partially covered their faces, attack on the police, and damaging vehicles indicated that it was a conspiracy. It was a dangerous development, he said.
Mr. Puranik said many political leaders were only shedding crocodile tears by visiting the city. They only try to appease minorities. The government should take action against those who threw stones at the police, he said.
Courtesy: The hindu