India: BJP MP Rakesh Sinha says UN should declare Hindus a ‘Global minority’

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BJP Rajya Sabha MP Rakesh Sinha suggested that Hindus should be declared a “global minority” by the United Nations since the community is not in the majority anywhere except in India and Nepal.

New Delhi: In a quite interesting turn of events, BJP Rajya Sabha MP, Rakesh Sinha, has suggested that Hindus should be declared a “global minority” by the United Nations since the community is not in the majority anywhere except in India and Nepal.

“If the UN does not agree to do so, it will be construed that the international body has double standards,” said Sinha, alluding to the resolution on Islamophobia Day passed earlier this year which India opposed.

Rakesh Sinha also favoured an anti-conversion law. “There is no doubt that people get pressurised, financially and psychologically, to give up their faith and convert to another religion. This goes against the constitutional right to freedom of religion. The Narendra Modi government must not let this go on and bring in an anti-proselytisation law,” Sinha told reporters in Patna.

Another Bihar-based prominent leader and Union Rural Development Minister, Giriraj Singh, said, “There should be a law against ‘dharmantaran’ (religious proselytisation) across the country.”