New Delhi, March 17: Defending the demolition of a church in Hisar district of Haryana, VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain on Monday asked whether Christians would allow construction of a Hanuman temple in the Vatican City.
'Can one build a Hanuman mandir in Vatican?', Jain was quoted as saying in Times of India report.
"Christians allow us to make a Hanuman temple in the Vatican? Let them allow that, and we will ask them to choose any place in India for a church. We will fund it," he further said.
According to the report, Surendra Jain also claimed that the 1857 war of independence was actually a ‘communal war' fought for religion. The report quoted him saying that similar war would be waged if Christians does not stop conversions.
He further claimed that the allegations of communal overtones in the gang rape of a nun in Nadia in West Bengal were a conspiracy of the church and that sexual exploitation of nuns was a Christian culture, and not of Hindus.
Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday told the State Assembly that the building was reportedly built in an illegal colony and the dispute was the result of an altercation between the priest and those who attacked the place of worship.