Vishva Hindu Parishad to support BJP

Vishva Hindu Parishad to support BJPAhmedabad, Apr 24: Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal on Friday said his organisation would support the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to win the ongoing general elections.

“The BJP is the only party which supports issues of Hindu and is concerned about terrorism, conversion and other issues. We will work to see the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government is defeated and a new government led by BJP is voted to power in the Lok Sabha polls,” Singhal told reporters here.

Solemn festivities mark Christmas for riot hit Orissa

OrissaKandhamal (Orissa), Dec 26 : Somber celebrations marked Christmas for Christians living in the shadow of communal violence that rocked their lives earlier this year in Kandhamal district of Orissa.

Leading a life of discomfort in refugee camps, they, unlike in the past, observed the festival in a low key.

Instead of decorations and fanfare, high police presence in and around their camps deployed for ensuring security was manifest in the area this year.

Unlike previous years Christmases, it was a normal day for the victims as they went about their routine in the area.

Modi halts temple demolitions

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra ModiGujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has ordered to stop demolition of temples in the state with immediate effect. The move came after VHP President Ashok Singhal met him on Friday

The State Govt. has demolished nearly 200 temples along the city roads as part of its anti-encroachment drive, annoying saffron groups - VHP, Bajrang Dal and others - Hindu groups.

Even the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had compared it to the plundering of temples by Mahmod of Ghazni in medieval India.

Hindu leaders warn to hold Orissa Bandh on Christmas day

Hindu leaders warn to hold Orissa Bandh on Christmas dayNow it’s a direct challenge to Orissa govt.

Thousands of Hindus have warned that they would observe Orissa bandh on coming Christmas Day if the state government failed to arrest the killers of the VHP leader by December 15.

Despite a heavy downpour on Saturday morning, more than 50 thousands of Hindus from across Orissa gathered in Bhubaneswar for a rally called by Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati Shradhanjali Samiti.

3 Gujarat VHP leaders grilled for defamatory SMS

Three top VHP leaders of Gujarat were grilled by Gandhnagar police for sending defamatory mobile messages in the name of Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his government.

They are State general secretary Kaushik Mehta, Rajesh Shastri and Jagdish Dwivedi. They were grilled for over three hours.

Ashwin Patel is already in police custody. He was arrested on October 27. Police investigations revealed that the messages were sent from his mobile number.

"It was an attempt by the Modi government to harass the VHP leaders and humiliate Hindus," said Mehta after appearing before the police.

But the police denied such allegations saying that there was no question of anyone being harassed.

VHP accuses centre of bias in terror investigation

VHP accuses centre of bias in terror investigationNew Delhi, Nov 8 : The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has blamed the Central Government of being biased to Hindus caught in terrorist attack case.

Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra has arrested Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for her suspected involvement in September 29 blasts in Malegaon, in which five people were killed.

The ATS arrested five people including Hindu activists and two retired army officials for their suspected role in the blast.