Looking for expansion, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is set to raise a fresh band of vigilantes, as per sources.
The outfit is already in eye of storm over acts of moral policing.
The vigilantes will be known as Dharam Yoddhas (religious fighters).
This has been conceived to check instances of conversions, cow slaughter, protection of religious places under threat and love jihad.
As per the sources, the top VHP brass has directed its workers down the line to identify youth who could coordinate with district authorities to keep a vigil on incidents which often lead to social disharmony.
The organization would reach out to the youth at village, block, tehsil and district levels across the country and would be entrusted responsibilities as per their area of interest.>