Probe into foreign funds for conversion: CM

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Bangalore, Sep 16 (UNI) Condemning the attack on churches, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said he had ordered an inquiry into foreign funds received by 'some elements' for promoting conversion of Hindus in the State.

Mr Yeddyurappa told reporters here conversion was very much taking place in the State and his government would not allow such 'forcible acts' done with material inducements.

Referring to violence in Mangalore and Udupi Districts in the last few days, he said places where conversion was taking place, except two churches, were attacked.

To a question, he said there was no need for another anti-conversion Bill as the Constitution does not allow such activities.

Everybody had a Constitutional right to follow his or her religion without disturbing communal harmony and peace in the State or in the country, he said.

So far, 170 people, including Bajrang Dal activists, had been arrested in connection with the attack on Christians and Churches.

The Chief Minister said his government would not spare anybody if they took law into their hands when an elected government was there to look after the interests of people belonging to all sections of the society.

He also warned those taking part in the bandh in Mangalore saying police were instructed to arrest those indulging in violence.

Mr Yeddyurappa also rejected the demand by Opposition parties for dissolving the Assembly adding it was the 'Lok Sabha that had to be dissolved first for Centre's failure in controlling terrorist acts in the country.' UNI SIV BDP AS1336

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