New Delhi, Feb 23: Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent warnings against any act which incites hatred against any relion or religious group, Vishwa Hindu Parishad international working president Praveen Togadia said that 'ghar wapsi' (home coming) is legitimate and constitutional.
Speaking at a public meeting as part of VHP's year-long golden jubilee celebrations, Togadia said, "Since the Supreme Court has observed that Hinduism is not a religion but a way of life, 'ghar wapsi' cannot be termed as unconstitutional."
Narrating instances as to how Hindus are discriminated against in the country, the VHP leader called for a change of the Constitution and make India a 'Hindu Rashtra' to uphold the dignity of the community.
He said the VHP over the years has worked towards providing security, prosperity and dignity to all Hindus across the globe.
To achieve security, prosperity and dignity of Hindus, Togadia prescribed a six-point blueprint for each and spoke against 'love jihad', illegal immigration of Bangladeshis and conversions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently said his government will not allow any religious group to incite hatred and will strongly act against any religious violence.
"My government will ensure that there is complete freedom of faith and that everyone has the undeniable right to retain or adopt the religion of his or her choice without coercion or undue influence.
My government will not allow any religious group, belonging to the majority or the minority, to incite hatred against others, overtly or covertly. Mine will be a government that gives equal respect to all religions," he had said.
In a stern warning to fringe elements, PM Modi said, "We cannot accept violence against any religion on any pretext and I strongly condemn such violence. My government will act strongly in this regard."
(With inputs from agencies)