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Indian Christians spurn Hindu attempt to 'reach out' to them

Move to incorporate religious minorities into hardline Hindu group is a political ploy, they sayucanews.com reporter, New DelhiIndiaJanuary 5, 2016

Christian leaders in India are disputing claims made by a Hindu nationalist group that talks are underway to set up a Christian organization within its structure to forge closer ties between the two religious communities.Indresh Kumar, national executive member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS national volunteer corps) Hindu group told local media on Jan. 3 that a Dec. 17 meeting between Christian leaders and RSS functionaries in New Delhi was the first step toward setting up a Christian organization within the RSS

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Now, RSS plans to launch a Christian outfit

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has held meetings with Christian leaders as part of a plan to reach out to the community by setting up an organisation on the lines of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch that it established over a decade ago.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has held meetings with Christian leaders as part of a plan to reach out to the... Read More
NEW DELHI: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has held meetings with Christian leaders as part of a plan to reach out to the community by setting up an organisation on the lines of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch that it established over a decade ago.
Sources said that while the nomenclature is not yet final, it is envisaged that a Rashtriya Isai Manch on similar lines be set up to build bridges of 'goodwill' with the community.
A senior RSS Pracharak, who is also the 'Margdarshak' (guide) for the Muslim Rashtriya Manch since its inception, confirmed to ETthat efforts are on to reach out to the Christians and a meeting for the same was held on December 17, 2015.

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Bhargava returns Padma Bhushan to President

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Well-known scientist and founder-director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), P.M. Bhargava, has returned the Padma Bhushan award received by him in 1986 to President Pranab Mukherjee in protest against the direction in which “today’s Government run by the BJP is driving the country.”

Dr. Bhargava sent the award to the President on November 6. Explaining the reasons for his decision, he said in a letter to Mr. Mukherjee: “It is with much regret that I am, with this letter, returning the award of Padma Bhushan that I had the privilege of receiving in 1986 from the then President of India, Shri Giani Zail Singh. This award has been very dear to me. My returning it to you, for whom I have much respect and admiration, is an expression of my concern at the currently prevailing socio-politico situation in the country. I am deeply concerned that the BJP which is ruling at the Centre and several States, has deserted the road of democracy and is driving my beloved country on a path that would make the country a Hindu religious autocracy, somewhat like Pakistan with Islam replaced by Hinduism.

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Open Letter to Prime Minister of India from the General Secretary of NCCI

Dear Prime Minister,

Greetings!

Kindly lend me your ears as I share my mann ki baat with you.

You are a very good orator, who can rouse the masses. You are a very powerful executive, who can control all actions of the government. You are an IT savvy person, who can make clever use of all forms of media to your development schemes. You are an astute business entrepreneur, who can maneuver the globalization system to serve your vision of development. You are indeed a model for many 21st century persons who aspire to fame, position and power.

However while all seems grand and beautiful with your leadership, there are serious concerns that many Indian citizens would like to draw to your notice. They know that you are not unaware of these serious concerns, but are distressed that you are not taking actions which the situations demand. Let me highlight these concerns by drawing your attention to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.

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