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Pejawar seer suggests formation of panel to avert forceful conversions

Pejawar seer suggests formation of panel to avert forceful conversions

Mangalore Today News Network

 Udupi, Dec 27, 2014: Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Mutt has suggested the formation of committees to prevent forceful conversions.

Sri Vishwesha teerth swami Speaking to reporters here, the Swamiji said  the district level  committees should have representatives from different religions and a representative from the government.

It should visit places where conversions take place to ensure that there were no forcible conversions, he said.

He further stated that he was of the view that it was only when conversions are conducted by members of Hindu religion that it creates a controversy while that was not the case when Hindus were converted to other religions.  Both the cases must be treated on par, the seer argued.

While making it clear that he had no intentions of holding re-conversion programmes, the seer said “I will visit such  programmes if I am invited.”

The seer at the same time made a conflicting statement that  no attempt must be made to convert others.

The Pejawar Swamiji welcomed the Union Government decision to confer Bharat Ratna on former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee and  also  posthumously award Bharat Ratna to Madan Mohan Malaviya. However he  said he was not in favour of awarding  Bharat Ratna posthumously.

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