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Amit Shah bats for Legislation to stop Forcible Conversion

Kochi, Dec 20: BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday pitched for a law against forcible conversions and wanted the other so-called secular political parties to support such measure in Parliament instead of creating ruckus in the Houses.

As the BJP government is facing heat from the opposition parties in the Parliament over the conversion issue, the BJP head said that his party wants a law against it.

Addressing a press conference today in Kochi, Shah said that BJP is the only political party in the country that opposes forcible conversion and the so-called secular political parties should come forward to support the anti-conversion legislation.

When asked about the controversial "Ghar Wapsi" (homecoming ceremony) by the Hindu groups linked to RSS in Agra, Shah said that the matter is now in the court. "I do not want to make any comment on the issue till the verdict comes," he added.

Shah was on two-day visit to Kerala to change the organisational structure to face the challenges ahead of the local body and assembly elections, scheduled to be held in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

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