The BJP had come to power in 2012 by giving election promise to withdraw the grants to Church run English schools, once it comes to power.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) runs few hundred of its own English medium primary schools in Delhi and elsewhere. But in Goa, it opposes government grants to the Church-run English medium schools, said the Forum for Rights of Children’s Education (FORCE), quoting a cover story of India Today magazine.In Goa, the RSS-led Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch has presently waged a war against its own BJP government against its decision to continue the Congress policy of giving salary grants to over 130 Church-run English primary schools.The BJP had come to power in 2012 by giving election promise to withdraw the grants once it comes to power.
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."
The Federal Indian Govt by its 1966 order, had banned government employees from participating in activities of RSS and Jamaat-e-IslamHowever, the RSS and Jamaat-e-Islami cadres may now be allowed to join government services as Narendra Modi dispensation on Thursday promised to withdraw a five-decade old order which restricted their entry in such jobs.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other Union Ministers have always taken pride about their links with RSS.New Delhi: Taking a dig at the previous UPA government for banning Govt employees to parti
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.