Digvijaya pitches for ‘Freedom of religion Act’
Amid voices advocating for a stringent anti-conversion law in the country, AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh here on Sunday said instead of anti- conversion law, India needs a ‘Freedom of Religion Act’.
“Instead of anti-conversion law we need ‘freedom of religion act’,” Singh said.
His statement comes at a time when RSS and VHP have been advocating strong anti-conversion law following a political row over instances of conversions and RSS and VHP’s ‘Ghar Wapsi’ campaign.
Singh said that he was averse to conversion by force or inducement and these two things should encompass freedom of religion act.
The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister said that a campaign is being run in the country propagating the fact that Muslim population would surpass the Hindus’ count by 2060, which, he said was incorrect.