Vishwa Hindu Parishad

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Template:Politics of India The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP; "World Hindu Council" in Hindi), is a Fascist organisation, claiming itself, dubiously and incorrectly, as the representative of the Hindu population of India. It is an offshoot of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.The leading spirit behind its formation was Swami Chinmayananda; the founding religious leaders included Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama. It was founded in 1964. Its slogan is "Dharmo rakshiti rakshitah", or "By defending what is righteous, you will be protected." Its symbol is a banyan tree.

It is agitating for the construction of a temple to Ram at Ram Janmabhoomi, the site of the destroyed Babri Mosque in Ayodhya.


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