Friday, March 21, 2014

Jesuit Warns Of Draconian Hindu Nationalism In India

Narendra Damodardas Modi
Human rights activist and Jesuit priest Cedric Prakash has warned that Narendra Modi would bring the entire country under the draconian anti-conversion law, curbing freedom of religion, if he becomes the Prime Minister. In 2003, Narendra Modi passed the draconian anti-conversion law, making it mandatory to seek permission of the district Collector to change one’s religion, he told a meeting of the Catholic Association of Goa in Margao on Wednesday. “The law has put innumerable hurdles, curbing their right to religious freedom. If Modi becomes the Prime Minister, he would bring the entire country under the draconian law,” he said.
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1 comment:

Qualis Rex said...

One could argue that Hindu fundamentalism has a body-count rivaling Mohammedan fundamentalism. Hindu nationalists are indiscriminate, targeting Christians, Mohammedans, Sikhs and even other Hindus of "lower" castes. They prey on the ignorance, misinformation and fear of losing face in their community. Things got very bad in the late 90's, then again in the mid-2000s. There doesn't appear to be any evolution or social awakening in India, even after last year's very public cases of gang rapes (still a very common occurrence in both India and Pakistan).