US Pastor Terry Jones has no problem with the Hindu Radicals burning Bibles in India. Hillary Clinton has no problem with the Hindu Radicals vandalizing Churches & Graveyards in India. Barack Obama has no problem with the Hindu radicals encroaching land belonging to Christians in India. Ban-Ki-Moon has no problem with the Hindu radicals preventing Christians from getting government jobs & facilities. The United Nations Security Council has no problem with the Hindu radicals threatening & attacking Christians in India.
The only three states in India where the Christians have not experienced the VENOM of the HINDU RADICALS are Goa, Kerala & Nagaland but not for long the Hindu radicals are expanding their networks in Goa, Kerala, Nagaland.
The only state in India where the Hindu Radicals don't dare to spread their venomous tentacles is KASHMIR. Even the Indian Government does not allow people from other parts of India to encroach land in Kashmir because the angry Kashmiri youth will not tolerate migrants. IF the natives of Kashmir succeed in getting independence from New Delhi then the natives of Goa, Konkan, Assam, Punjab, Tamil Nadu & North East States will also start agitating for independence from New Delhi. This explains why the Indian govt. is doing whatever it can to prevent the Kashmiris from getting freedom from New Delhi.
The Indian Govt., the Indian Armed forces, the Indian police force, the Indian Intelligence Agencies, the Indian judiciary, the IAS/IPS officers, the Local Administration NOBODY is prepared to crush the Hindu radicals. Under such Circumstances WHAT are the options left with Christians in India ? Should Christians migrate to Christian countries as suggested by Hindu Radicals or Should Christians convert to Hinduism to avoid persecution from Hindu Radicals or Should Christians in India undergo Commando training and arm themselves with Guns & Bombs for SELF-DEFENCE purpose or Should Christians in India continue suffering at the hands of the Hindu Radicals???? The Indian Prime Minister, Indian President & Indian Supreme Court need to advice Christians in India which option to choose.
The Secularization of the Church by the Clergy and the separation of the church and the state are the two main reasons why 90% of the white people have removed Christianity from their lives and have become Atheists. And obviously these Atheists will not bother what Dan Brown writes, what Hindu radicals do to Christians in India, etc.
Wealthy Hindus in America donate millions of dollars to the Vishwa Hindu Parishads Branch in America which is registered in the United States as a charitable organization in the 1970s where it has, and continues to, receive funds from a variety of individuals and corporate organizations run by Hindus. The VHP also has registered charitable branches in Canada, UK, Australia and various other Christian nations. The VHP transfers the foreign funds to the various Hindu Radical organizations in India which are involved in various Hindutva missions including attacking Christians and bringing down Churches in India.
The Hindus left India for earning big money in USA, UK, Europe, Canada, Australia and yet, while enjoying the relative tolerance of their new countries, are funding hate campaigns in India against the minorities including Christians.
Due to fear of the Hindu Radicals some Christian parents who had Christian names have given their children Hindu names in order to protect their childrens Christian identity.
In the last two decades there has also been a deep infiltration of the Hindu Radicals into the press, as well as other institutions -- political, military, bureaucratic, civic, business, educational and law and order -- of India.
All Senior leaders, Chief Ministers of BJP are selected by the people at the RSS Head Quarters at Nagpur. These senior BJP people in front of the media may talk of secularism but officially they do exactly the opposite. They give away government lands for building temples and training camps to Rashtriya Swamyamsevak Sangh, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and other right wing Hindu organizations. They authorize the Hinduisation of school text books. They select Hindutva sympathizers in the administration, bureaucracy, police, judiciary. They do whatever is necessary to achieve the ultimate goal of making India a Hindu Rashtra.
When one Congress Minister talks of Banning the Hindu Radical Organizations other Congress Ministers talk of loosing Hindu votes if the Hindu Radical Organizations are banned. The Hindu Radicals are absolutely right when they say that no party in India can come to power without the votes of Hindus and ofcourse a vast majority of Hindus in India sympathize with the Hindu Radicals especially the middle class and OBC Hindus. Whether the Hindus vote for Congress or BJP is irrelevant because both the parties are two sides of the same coin.
Governments have failed to create Infrastructure / Industries / Job Opportunities in Rural/Backward Districts due to which millions of people from rural/backward districts will continue to pour into cities & towns of India for jobs and the resulting growth of slums and illegal constructions.
Governments have failed to strictly enforce the two child policy due to which the Indian population will continue to increase and the corresponding increase in the stock of poor & unemployed people.
Governments have failed to setup fast track courts to deal with divisive politicians, rioters, arsonists, black marketers, scamsters, hoarders, marauders, female aborting doctors, slumlords, black money swiss account holders, slumlords, unscrupulous builders, money launderers, Hawala operators, corrupt Ias/Ips officials, corrupt bureaucrats, corrupt govt. servants, corrupt politicians, corrupt municipality ward officers, etc due to which these unscrupulous people who should have been behind bars are instead out on bail and living a luxurious lifestyle and are also carrying on with their unscrupulous activities without any fear.
The Hindu Radicals are absolutely right when they say that Christianity & Islam are foreign religions on Indian soil but when the Hindu radicals are reminded that Hinduism is also a foreign religion on Indian soil brought from Persia some 2500 years ago by the Indo-Aryans (ancestors of present day Brahmins & Upper Caste Hindus) the Hindu radicals go into a defensive mode.
Some Tribal/Dalit Christians have formed an association by the name Poor Christian Liberation Movement (PCLM) and are demanding that the Christian Missionaries stop conversions in India for the next 100 years and utilize the foreign funds for the benefit of the tribal/dalit Christians. The PCLM also wants the Christians/Catholic Institutions in India to reserve seats for Tribal/Dalit Christians. Because of the various demands of the PCLM the Bishops, Cardinals, Priests are at loggerheads with the PCLM.
The PCLM has also urged the government that no clergy (Bishops, priests and nuns) be appointed in the government committee, commissions, etc. It has been observed that due to such appointments, the Bishops, priests, and nuns are deviating from their original work of the Church and misusing their positions and funds. Instead, the government should appoint ordinary Christians as the members in such committees and commissions. The PCLM also wants the Dalit/Tribal Christians to be appointed in the various committees of the Church and its various institutions (schools, colleges, hospitals, etc).
The PCLM has also urged the Union government to institute a law allowing the Christians minority institutions to admit 50% student who are Christians. Any Christians educational institute claiming Minority Status be punished if they refuse admission to a Christian child. Currently, there is no such provision therefore the Church educational institutions are ignoring poor Christians. Those not following the directive be declassified and put under the Income Tax Act as commercial venture.
The PCLM has also claimed that due to illegal sale of church properties in various diocese the Union government should setup a national/state boards similar like the Waqf board to protect church properties.
The PCLM has also urged the Church leaders to prepare the laity for the more responsibilities so that the real message of Christ becomes acceptable to all without offending any other religion. The key word is respect all religions equally.
PCLM has made allegations that the foreign funds coming to India are being misused by a section of Church. The PCLM wants the Church to use these foreign funds properly for the development & upliftment of Dalit/Tribal Christians.
St. Peter has two keys. One of the heaven and other one of the treasurery. The treasury key must be handed over to the laity for transparency. Economic committees should be formed to oversee the fund's expenditure. In every diocese the treasurer must be a lay person appointed on rotational basis - for two years. And must be changed after that.
The Hindu fundamentalists have brainwashed the Hindu majority with a five-decade campaign that portrayed Muslims & Christians as disloyal, anti-national or criminal. Militant nationalists always need an enemy in order to grow. Hitler had the Jews. In India there are the minorities within and Pakistan, China and the West outside.
The Hindu fundamentalists pack all the national parties with their people so that they will be in command no matter which party comes to power. This explains why the Congress led UPA has not banned any of the Hindu fundamentalist groups (RSS, VHP, BAJRANG DAL, SHIV SENA, etc).
The Hindu fundamentalists are evolving new ways of humiliating, marginalizing and crushing their opponents (Muslims, Christians, Tribals, Dalits, etc ). They humiliate and disarm their critics by accusing them of being foreigners and anti-nationals. They provoke them beyond endurance and any self-defence is described as violent. They keep spreading misinformation in a studied and systematic way so that at least half of it will be believed. For this, they take inspiration from the manuals of the Nazis whom they greatly admire. They harass minorities with court cases so as to wear them down.
The Hindu fundamentalists use the print, celluloid, audio and video media to further their cause, especially during elections. One cannot underestimate the vastness of their designs. If you send a Christian or Muslim explanation to the press against false accusations, it is ignored.
The organs of the state bureaucracy, the judiciary, police and armed forces are polarised....when one officer takes action, another rushes to the rescue of the Hindu fundamentalists.
Anti-democratic attitudes are today widespread in the same urban middle class in India that was the backbone of democracy......Gone are the days of slogans like "Unity in Diversity".
The Hindu Fundamentalists (Sangh Parivar, RSS, VHP, BAJRANG DAL, SHIV SENA, etc) clear sighted aim is to establish Aryan rule in India, and impose the Manu Code with its caste norms. Just as for the Nazis, the Jews were a great threat, so the Hindu Fundamentalists considers the Muslims, Christians, Dalits, Tribals, Socialists, Communists & Modern Hindus a great threat.
The Hindu Fundamentalists definition of Nation, is not acceptable. It is monocultural negating other religions and people. The struggle between the Brahminical forces under the disguise of Hindu nationalism on the one hand and the dream of an egalitarian, pluralistic and democratic Indian State and society on the other hand, will determine the direction and the destiny of the Indian State and society.
Why the Christians? Have the Hindus run out of Muslims and Sikhs, that a small and insignificant minority should be threatened, attacked, burned at will by right wing Hindutva forces? This may sound strange, but in a real sense that the saffron mob has indeed if not in words run out of options. This is why they have now turned against Christians. They are the last soft target.
The Sikhs set the retaliation game in motion. They hit out, often randomly, at designated targets making it known to Hindu sectarians that taking on a Sikh will not be a picnic any longer. This stopped further attacks against the Sikhs. The Muslims picked up this lead and set their own pace by orchestrating the Mumbai blasts of 1993, and several after that in quick succession. So the Muslims can no longer be hunted down either for casual Hindu amusement.
This only leaves the Christians. It must be borne in mind that Hindutva activists are at their predacious best when the kill is easy and their own safety assured in advance. This is why where Christians are in sizable numbers, such as in Nagaland, Kerala or even Goa, Hindutva sectarians dare not touch them. Instead they turn to areas like the Dangs in Gujarat or Kandmahal in Orissa where Christians are scattered and isolated. In these places it is easy to kill without the fear of being killed.
Hindu extremist parties and organizations, all the way to the BJP, can encourage, condone and organize mobs to kill for Hindutva, but none of them is willing to die for it.
Muslim terrorism in India has nothing to do with Al Qaeda, Taliban, Palestine, or even Iraq. These terrorists are home bred and are direct outcomes of Babri Masjid and Godhra.
Why don't the Hindutva activists go to Nagaland or somewhere else where Christians are in a majority ? Why is it that the Hindutva activists are active only where their safety is guaranteed like BJP ruled states ? In places where there is no administrative encouragement, sanction or connivance, Hindutva activists, of whatever description, dare not strike any minority community.
Wherever Hindutva presence is built into the state administrative system, saffron forces are assured that every ethnic attack will be like a picnic.
When it comes to linguistic and caste wars there is social science involved as jobs are to be won or lost on these grounds. But when Muslims or Christians are killed, nobody wants their income or livelihood. They are attacked only to make Hindutva organizations look good, and nothing else. This is why, in such contexts, social science of any kind is irrelevant.