Jamshedpur, Apr 8 (PTI) Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM), an affiliate of the Vishva Hindu Parishad, today hailed the Jharkhand government for enacting anti-conversion law and banning cow slaughter in the state but demanded that the laws be implemented in letter and spirit.

“We are thankful to Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das for banning religious conversion and cow slaughter by enacting laws,” said Suman Kumar, Regional Organization Secretary (Jharkhand-Bihar) of the HJM.

Kumar, who is also the RSS National Pracharak, however, alleged that cow slaughter was taking place clandestinely in the state, which needed to be stopped entirely.

A native of Jakarta, Indonesia, Kumar said he had earlier worked for Christian missionaries but was impressed with the ideology of the RSS and joined the organisation over three decades ago.

Kumar was in the steel city to review the ongoing preparation for the forthcoming Virat Hindu Sammelan to be hosted by HJM on May 20 here.

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