Jagdalpur, July 16: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Bastar, Dinesh Kashyap said people, especially Adivasis, who convert their religion, should be barred from availing facilities provided by the government.
Addressing a gathering, Kashyap stated “Conversion is a big problem. Those Adivasis, who have converted their religion, shouldn’t be allowed to avail the benefits of different government facilities”.
Jo log dharam parivartan, jaati parivartan karte hain unko aarakshan aur sarkaan ki anya suvidhaaon ka laabh nahi milna chahiye, ye mera vyaktigat vichaar hai: Dinesh Kashyap, BJP MP, Bastar #Chhattisgarh pic.twitter.com/1rLi9Gup9V
— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2018
Later on, the BJP MLA justified his remark saying “This is my personal thinking”.
“Those who convert their religion should be barred from government facilities. I think this should be followed. The number of such cases will decrease once this rule will be brought into action”, he asserted to clear his stance.
This comes days after the Jharkhand Police reportedly arrested 16 preachers for allegedly trying to convert local residents to Christianity.
All 16 were booked under the Freedom of Religion Act.