Amid reports of alleged exodus of Hindus from a western Uttar Pradesh town, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) working president Praveen Togadia on Saturday said that the organisation will soon launch a nationwide awareness campaign on the migration of the Hindus.
“VHP has passed a resolution expressing serious concern over the exodus of Hindus in free India. Exodus of Hindus are taking place everywhere right from Kerala to Kashmir, Assam, West Bengal and Maharashtra,” Togadia said.
“Thousands of villages and towns are witnessing exodus of Hindus. VHP would soon launch a nationwide awareness campaign to apprise the Hindus of the magnitude of their exodus,” he said while addressing the meeting of its governing council, VHP’s top decision making body.
Togadia demanded that the Centre set up a Commission to probe the reasons behind exodus of Hindus in the country besides suggesting ways as how to resolve the issue.Giving a slogan ‘Palayan nahi Parakram’ for Hindus, Togadia said VHP would carry out a survey as how to provide security to Hindus in areas from where they are forced to migrate due to security reasons.
The issue would be discussed during the two-day meeting of the governing council, he added.
“We know there are over 200 places in Western Uttar Pradesh where exodus of Hindus have taken place. I am not saying this because there is an election in UP. We don’t want to make the exodus a political issue for any party,” he said.
Exodus of Hindus is happening everywhere in the country including Jammu and Kashmir where Hindus could not be rehabilitated so far, Togadia said terming it as the biggest violation of human rights.
Accompanied by VHP’s international president Raghav Reddy and joint general secretary Surendra Jain, he said the government should also take action against those because of whom Hindus were forced to migrate in their own country.
He also asked state governments to take care of the human rights violations of the majority community.
Togadia also demanded that the Centre come out with ‘Common Population Control Policy’.