Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren joined video conferencing at the 18th Annual India Conference organized by Harvard University of America. In which the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) called his statement on the religion of tribals irresponsible.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad objected to the statement of Chief Minister Hemant Soren
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren addressed the Harvard India Conference on Saturday late in a virtual medium. In which he said that the tribals were never Hindus, neither are they. Union General Minister Milind Parande of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) reacted to this statement of CM Soren. Parande has said on Tuesday that he (Hemant Soren) is committing the great sin of breaking his faith by confusing the Vanvasi community.
Milind Parande said that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad strongly condemns this irresponsible statement of the Chief Minister hurting the faith and faith of patriotic and devout forest dwellers. He further said, it seems that by denying the matchless contribution of Vanvasi society and its great men to the country, religion and culture, they are supporting the conspiracies of Christian missionaries, communities and Naxal activities. We will never accept this.
Tribals have no place in census: Hemant
CM Soren said, “Adivasi society is nature worshipers and they have different customs. For centuries, tribal society has been suppressed, sometimes indigenous, sometimes tribal and sometimes under other identities. Hemant Soren said that there is no place for tribals in the census. He said that the State Government has requested the Center that there should be a separate column for the tribal group in the forthcoming census, so that they can move forward by preserving their tradition and culture.
‘Aboriginal conditions not good’
The Chief Minister said that what is the status of tribals is an important question. I am a tribal and have reached the post of Chief Minister, it was not easy. Despite the protection received in the Constitution, the tribals were not given a place, they were suppressed for centuries, this is the mindset even today, such a community is seen with bad eyes, it is a matter of concern.
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