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26/06/2018 10:31 AM IST | Updated 26/06/2018 11:01 AM IST

Protection For Cows, Ram Temple And Deporting Rohingya Muslims: VHP's Resolutions In Their Annual Meet

They also want to 'empower' lower castes.

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Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in 2019, the right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad passed a resolution on Monday during its two-day annual meeting. The resolution included topics like protection of cows, beef ban, the Ram temple and Rohingya Muslims.

The Indian Express reported that in the meeting of its governing council, the VHP said that Rohingya Muslims were an "internal and external" security threat for India, and the country's border with Bangaldesh needed to be sealed for them to contain the problem.

They also wanted deportation of the refugees, whom they termed as "infiltrators", and called for an economic and social boycott.

Protection of 'cow progeny' was also on top of their agenda. The Indian Express report said that in the meeting, VHP called for a "Ministry for Bharatiya Cow Progeny Protection, Preservation and Promotion" from the Centre and state governments.

VHP working president Alok Kumar was quoted by Deccan Herald as saying, "In those states were cow slaughter and cow smuggling are banned and unlawful, VHP volunteers are already protecting the cow progeny through lawful means and we expect other citizens to come forward to ensure comprehensive implementation of the law."

They also wanted a country wide beef ban, including in states ruled by the BJP in the north-east.

The Print reported that VHP leaders have claimed that BJP has not taken concrete steps in the north-east even though the party agrees that cow slaughter should be banned.

The meeting also called for empowering the lower castes.

Deccan Herald reported that VHP wanted to create a further reach among Dalits and tribals through their 'Ekal Vidyalay' which means one-teacher schools.

The report said that they planned to set up 38,000 such schools. They are already running 62,000 one-teacher schools.

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