Home Minister Rajnath Singh also responded to questions in Lok Sabha over conversion, saying the government wants an anti-conversion law but noted that India is the only country where minorities do not seek such a law.

Replying to a debate on Demand for Grants of Home Ministry which was passed later, he responded point by point to issues raised by the opposition, including concern over attacks on churches, religious conversions, approach towards separatists in Jammu and Kashmir, left wing extremism and women safety.
Responding to concerns voiced by opposition members over churches being targeted, he asserted that government will not tolerate anything that disturbs communal harmony.
"I want to assure, especially the minorities, that government will protect them with all its might," he said. Seeking to put the ball in the court of states over the issue, he said law and order was a state subject. "States should take strict action. How can the Centre intervene?"
 He added, "If it in happens in Delhi, we will take strict action. I think justice is not being done to the Centre if it is blamed for what happens in states."
He referred to a recent attack on a church in Agra in UP and said he was "sad" about it and added that he was not aware of what action the state government had taken on it.
The Home Minister said attacks on religious places have been occurring for long and there have also been instances of vandalism and theft at temples.
Hinting that the BJP government was being targeted for political reasons, he said he had figures to prove his point but refrained from making them public as he was not interested in doing politics over such a sensitive issue.

"If I was interested in political gains, I would have tabled all statistics over the issue. It would hurt feelings of many people. But it would create an unnecessary controversy... I appeal to all not to do politics over the issue," he said.

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