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Vishwa Hindu Parishad

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP, or "World Hindu Council") in Hindi, is a Hindu nationalist organization in India. 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 the site of a destroyed mosque in Ayodhya.

See also: BJP[?], ethnic conflict in India



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