Nupur Sharma controversy: Kanpur violence ‘well-planned conspiracy’, says VHP

Haridwar: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday expressed concern over the Kanpur violence last Friday and described it as a “well-planned conspiracy”. VHP General Secretary Milind Parande after the conclusion of the organisation’s two-day meeting here said the government, police and society are fully capable of responding to it. Seers at the meeting expressed resentment against the violence and called it a “well-planned conspiracy”, Parande said.

Violence had erupted on June 3 in Kanpur following Friday prayers over suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s alleged derogatory remarks on Prophet Mohammed in a television show.

Parande further said four resolutions were passed during the meeting, which included the demand that monasteries and temples in the country be freed from the government control.

The body also demanded a stringent law to check conversions and the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code.

The VHP leader said the participants at the meeting expressed concern over conversions, demanding a strict law to curb it. According to Parande, the issue of Varanasi’s Gyanvapi mosque was also discussed. 

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