Event held at VHP headquarters, Kandhamal on August 23, Tuesday. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

By Satyasundar Barik / The Hindu

The religious conversion going on across the country is not only a threat to religious freedom but also a threat to the country’s security, said Milind Parande, the Secretary General of Viswa Hindu Parishad in Odisha’s Kandhamal district on Tuesday.

Mr. Parande was addressing a meeting commemorating the death anniversary of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, VHP leader, whose murder in August 2008 followed anti-Christian violence in the Kandhamal district. The VHP Secretary General visited Laxmanananda Saraswati’s Ashram at Chakapada and stayed at Jaleshpata Ashram where he was hacked to death.

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