'We need to frame a new law to stop religion conversion': RSS chief

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 11, 2011 14:30 hrs

Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat asserting that there is a need to frame a new law to stop religious conversion, on Friday said the Scheduled Tribes, who convert into Christianity, should be debarred from the benefits of reservation.

"To stop the religious conversion in the country, to give employment to the poor people from the scheduled tribes, to give them education, to give them jobs, we need to frame a new law, guaranteeing that whoever converts from their religions should not get the benefit of reservation," said Bhagwat at Madhya Pradesh's Mandala District.

"If some body becomes a Christian from the scheduled caste, then why should they be given the benefits of the reservation?" he added.

Bhagwat was here to attend the Kumbh festival that kicked off today on the banks of river Narmada.

The three-day long festival will come to an end on Sunday. (ANI)