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Sikh News RSS chief warns of conversion of Sikhs

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    RSS chief warns of conversion of Sikhs
    Sourabh Gupta
    Tribune News Service

    Jalandhar, October 2
    Criticising alleged conversion of Dalits into Christians, RSS chief K.S. Sudarshan, today blamed the Sikh leaders for the burgeoning situation. “They are all silent.”
    Speaking at a Sangh function here on the last day of his visit to Punjab, Mr Sudarshan said Christian bodies were doing conversions in areas of Ferozepore, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana and Sangrur. He even blamed the SGPC for not doing anything to stop the trend. “We had asked the SGPC to pass a resolution asking Sikhs not to turn towards Christianity, but nothing happened.”
    He also accused the political leaders of doing nothing for the sake of vote politics. “This is dangerous for the society.”
    Doing a balancing act after massive protests to his visit to Amritsar a few days back, Mr Sudarshan today said that the Khalsa Panth was created for the protection of Hinduism.
    But former Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, has refuted the allegations made by the RSS chief on alleged conversions. Mr Badal today said nothing of this sort was happening in the state.
    Meanwhile, the paddy disaster has also made political leaders suddenly active. Speaking on the sudden crisis, Mr Parkash Singh Badal said that the affected farmers should be compensated for the non-procurement of the paddy from the Centre’s disaster fund. The Akali Dal chief added asked that agriculture in the state be declared a “sick industry.”
    Condemning the recent episode of a state Minister defending an education officer who was caught taking bribe, Mr Badal said Mr Rakesh Pandey be made to step down as Technical Education Minister and a case registered against him.
    UNI adds: Mr Sudarshan said various Christian outfits had undertaken conversions in different parts of the state including Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur and a large number of Mazhabi Sikhs had embraced Christianity. He termed unfortunate the allegation levelled against the RSS that it was involved in the conspiracy that led to Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.
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