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No forced conversions in Kerala: Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said inThiruvananthapuram on Wednesday that there were no forced conversions in the State. File photo: R. Ragu  

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said in Thiruvnanthapuram on Wednesday that no forced conversions were taking place in the State.

Talking to the media after the weekly Cabinet meeting, the Chief Minister said that Kerala had long been free of any controversy over forced conversions. The people of the State were enlightened enough to eschew such controversies and keep away from sectarianism. If some persons decide to change religion on their own own, there was no need for the government to intervene.

Mr. Chandy said that his government would not hesitate to intervene, if intervention is warranted. However, such as a situation was not expected to arise in Kerala.

The Chief Minister was responding to questions on conversions reported from Alappuzha district under the VHP-sponsored ‘Ghar Vapsi’ programme.

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