Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally broke his silence on recent incidents of cow protection-related lynchings and violence, after International condemnation by US and others ,saying on Thursday he was "sad" they happened and that "killing in the name of cow worship is not acceptable".
"No person in this nation has the right to take the law in his or her own hands in this country," Modi said
Gandhi the greatest Hindu of his times pointed out, "In India, for whose fashioning I have worked all my life, every man enjoys equality of status, whatever his religion is. The state is bound to be wholly secular", and, "religion is not the test of nationality but is a personal matter between man and God, and," religion is a personal affair of each individual, it must not be mixed up with politics or national affairs" (Harijan August 31, 1947)
Hindu Rashtra: Is it good for Hindus?
Hindu Rashtra is the goal of Hindu nationalist politics, which is also called as Hindutva. In contrast to Hinduism,
VATICAN CITY The head of India's Catholic bishops' conference said he thinks Pope Francis may not be able to visit his country as planned at the end of 2017.
Bombay Cardinal Oswald Gracias said that while he is optimistic the pope will visit India at some point in the future, discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government about a visit this year have taken longer than expected.
KCBC president Archbishop Soosa Pakiam of Thiruvananthapuram said the bishops' meeting with Shah last week was cordial.
Posted on June 12, 2017, 7:42 Kochi:
The Bishops of Kerala's Catholic Church said on Jun 8 that it views with “openness” BJP chief Amit Shah's recent bid to reach out to the Christians in the state, but made it clear that it could not agree with the “basic ideology” of the saffron party.