New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that mass conversion is a matter of concern for India and it needs to be checked. “If someone accepts a religion on their own there shouldn’t be objections but mass conversion is a matter of concern for any country. If you’re Hindu be Hindu, Muslim be Muslim, Christian be Christian. Why do you want to convert the whole world?”Rajnath reportedly said at an event organised by Christian body Rashtriya Isai Mahasangh.

The Union Minister also pointed out that in India a majority of community demand anti-conversion laws unlike in Britain and America where only the minority community ask for it.

“I have never discriminated on the basis of caste, creed and religion in my life. Whether or not we get votes. Whether or not we form the government, whether we win or lose. But we will never discriminate among people. This is what our prime minister feels,” said Singh. While supporting the freedom to follow any religion, on one hand, Singh stated that the matter of mass conversion is debatable.

The festival attended by the minister was titled “Festival of Peace”. During the programme, Singh said, “You want to enlighten people. This is your purpose right? ‘Hum number badhane ke chakkar me kyon pade hain’ (why are we for increasing the numbers?) Do we have to rule on somebody?” he asked. Citing a slogan in Sanskrit, the home minister said “we do not have allergy with anybody”.

He added that one cannot rule without love. Singh wished that country was run with a sense of confidence, unlike the ruling BJP which runs by creating fear among people.

(With Agency inputs)