SILCHAR, Jan 11 � Concerned over the waning population of the Hindus in the Northeast, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Thursday said that the government must be urged to implement the Uniform Civil Code. Purna Chandra Mandal, the organising secretary of the VHP said that in a democratic country the Uniform Civil Code must be implemented to ensure that there is no discrepancy.
�The need of the hour is to a have a uniform personal law for all the religions so that every citizen has the same rights and duties. But unfortunately the objective of the Code could not be achieved because of communal overtones,� Mandal said.
Realising the decline in the population of the Hindus in Northeast, the VHP South Cachar zone that includes the Assembly constituencies of Silchar, Udharbond, Dholai and Sonai organised a one-day Hindu conference on Sunday. The conference was organised with a view to encouraging the Hindus on nation building activities and also to spreading the message of family expansion.
The conference held at the Subhash Nagar field here was attended and addressed by Swami Pradiptananda Maharaj of the Bharat Sevashram Sangh and G Raghav Reddy, international president of the VHP. Dr Sankar Bhattacharjee, working president of the VHP, South Assam zone, Pushpa Dey from the Rashtriya Sevika Samiti Karmakunja Vibhag and Swami Mrinmayananda from the Bharat Sevashram Sangh, Silchar also spoke in the conference.