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."
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The incident happened in the early hours of this morning. According to the fundamentalists, two parishioners damaged saffron flags (the symbol color of Hindu nationalism) exposed outside the church for the festival of Rama. The US religious freedom Commission's report confirms the escalation of violence against Christians in India.
Jobat (AsiaNews) - A mob of 500 Hindu right-wing activists have attacked a Protestant church damaging the entrance and throwing stones at the faithful. The incident happened in the early hours of this morning in Jabat, in Madhya Pradesh. Hindu extremists reacted to the alleged damage to the saffron-colored flags (the symbol color of nationalists) exposed outside the church on the occasion of Ram Navmi festival ( which marks the birth of Rama).
The president of the local branch of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP, the Hindu ultra-nationalist ruling party), has been reported to police on charges of riot, damage to a place of worship corruption and violence against women.
Meena Chauhan, superintendent of Alirajpur district police, said that "the problems started at nine o'clock last night, when some people came to us with a complaint against Nirmal Raymind Nigam and his brother, accused of damaging the saffron flags they had placed near the church on the occasion of the festival ". The police immediately registered the complaint, by sending a patrol to arrest the two.
By PRATUL SHARMA
Published: 24th Apr 2016 04:18:14 AM
NEW DELHI: A religious census by an RSS-inclined think-tank has found a rise in the population falling in the Religion Not Stated (RNS) category. While the RNS population was 4 lakh in 1991, it went up to 7 lakh in 2001. In 2011, it abruptly rose to nearly 29 lakh, meaning that one person in every 400 has been counted under this category.
The rise in their numbers has been particularly marked in Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Punjab. RNS, however, have unique attributes: Apart from higher level of literacy, female literacy and urbanisation than the average in India, they even have higher fertility rates.
If the RSS expressed concerns over the ‘demographic imbalances’ in Assam, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh over the increase in population of Muslims and Christians, the study by the Centre for Political Studies found that ‘demographic balance’ is being restored in Bihar and Jharkhand.