Togadia threatens stir over Ranganath Mishra panel report

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 18, 2009 20:53 hrs

Ahmedabad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia threatened a nationwide agitation if the government made any move to implement the report of the Ranganath Mishra Commission for reservation for Muslims and other minorities. "It is anti-constitutional, anti-national and anti-Hindu," he alleged.

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Togadia, VHP secretary general, condemned the report terming it as against the spirit of the founding fathers of the Indian constitution and said if implemented, it would particularly be damaging to the interests of the vulnerable sections of Hindu society.

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'Implementation of such a report is set to encourage religious conversions, particularly among the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and other backward classes to take advantage of this development,' he said.

"The present government is trying to undo the conscious decision of the constituent assembly not to provide for religion-based reservation."

"The implementation of the report will mean death for the Hindu SCs, STs and OBCs and their children," he added.

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