A church official in India has demanded action against a parliamentarian who accused Mother Teresa of using her social work as a cover for proselytism."These kind of statements only show the mentality of one person. I would request the Indian government take action against him and prove its sincerity towards minorities," Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas of Ranchi, secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India,informed
He was reacting to a statement by parliamentarian Yogi Adityanath, a member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), that Mother Teresa was part of a conspiracy to "Christianize India."
Kamini Jaiswal appearing for Karamvir Singh, father of the 16-year-old girl, said the aides of Asaram were threatening witnesses.
PTI| Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 08:09
The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up BJP Rajasthan government for failing to take any action on the threats being given to witnesses by aides of self-styled religious figure Asaram Bapu, facing trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his Jodhpur ashram.The apex court asked the state government to approach the High Court, seeking cancellation of bail granted to four of his aides - Shiva, Shilpi, Sharad and Prakash, if any fresh attempt of intimidation of witnesses is made by Asaram or on his behalf, along with evidence.
Members of BJP Mahila Morcha shout slogans
The Hindu Members of BJP Mahila Morcha shout slogans near the residence of the rape
“Hindu mahilaon ka apmaan, nahi sahenge, nahi sahenge, (We will not tolerate the humiliation of Hindu women)”a handful of well-dressed city dwellers who descended on Sarawa village, 60 km east of Delhi, shouted outside the tumbledown house of a 20-year old girl who was allegedly raped and forcibly converted to Islam. Rakhi Tyagi, who led the women, said she was the Uttar Pradesh state general secretary of the Mahila Morcha, the women’s wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Ramesh Babu , Hindustan Times February 09, 2014
In the stagnant bipolar politics of Kerala the saffron party has always been an untouchable. Its attempt to open an account has failed in every election.
This time, the BJP has received some balm from an unexpected quarter. The clerics of the Jacobite Syrian and the Malankara Orthodox churches have lauded Narendra Modi openly. Sniffing some acceptance, the party has since rushed its emissaries to their head quarters. Though both are smaller denominations, these sects are dominated by professionals and business men.