The Candid Eye

April 28, 2009

Catholic Church fears BJP coming to power!

I  read this news.Here below are the excerpts with my comments.

The Catholic Bishops Conference of India expressed apprehensions over the electoral victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which it fears might continue its ghastly attitude over minorities.

Father Babu Joseph, a spokesman for the Catholic Bishops Conference of India, said the church feared the results of the ongoing nation elections which is set to conclude on May 13.

The BJP is often accused for fanning communal feelings and pursuing the “Hindutva” agenda that instigates people to attack the minorities. The violence on Christians in Kandhamal, last year, is part of such a campaign.I really don’t understand why these guys, label it as “Hindutva” agenda only when Hindus open their mouth about their religion.Is being a Hindu in India a sin?Do Hindus not have any rights to talk about their religion?The violence in Kandhammal is not a new one.There was tension between two tribal groups since ages.The violence has been happening since 1990 between Kandha tribe who did not convert to christianity and Pana tribe in which most the people got converted to christianity.Religion is the spice added to this clash by missionaries.

“They want to demolish secularism – they’re very clear there has to be a Hindu nation and only Hinduism is acceptable,” says Father Joseph. “Last time the BJP was in power, they began the process of amending the constitution of India to try and take away the rights of the minorities.”Evangelical missionaries have the sole aim of christianising India.In the early 1960’s christian population in Nagaland was less than 10% and today it is more than 98%.The christianity which preaches secularism, cannot accept Hindus without converting them into their religion.They don’t accept anything other than christianity.If Hindus do the same thing they will be termed as communal.

Although the Constitution enshrines the rights of minority groups, with the BJP coming to power, Fr Joseph fears “tomorrow all our institutions, including our schools, could be taken over.” The minority institutions are enjoying special status in India whereas Hindu institutions need to undergo stringent regulations.Reservation is not applicable in minority institutions.Is this not a double standard?

Referring to the August 2008 violence on Christians, Fr Joseph said many who returned to their villages for the reconstruction of their homes were forcefully converted to Hinduism.Have you guys forgotten how Hindus were forcefully and brutally got converted in Goa?Have you guys ever tendered an apology for Goa inquisition by Portuguese?

“It’s like what is happening in Pakistan – trying to apply sharia law. This is the Hindu version of it,” he said, adding, “This is the worst we have seen so far but we wonder what is still to come depending on what kind of party comes into the centre.”Before Christianity came to India, India  was a Hindu Rashtra and it was called as Bharat.If Hinduism teaches Sharia law, then you guys would not have survived these many years.Christians are very well known for terrorising the intellect of the people.You are comparing Sharia law with Hinduism.What will you say for the Tripura Baptist church backing NLFT by providing funds,arms and ammunitions with the aim of creating separate christian state?The Church in Tripura had become a terrorist training camp long ago.

Apart from Orissa, there have also been vehement attacks on Christians in other states ruled by the BJP, including Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. Some of them have anti-conversion laws misused against Christians, charging them with “forceful conversions”.Will you keep quiet if I involve in gutter writing about Jesus and Mary similar to Satyadharshini booklet?Is secularism only applicable to and protect  minorities in India?

India now has seven states with legislation banning unregistered or unethical religious conversions.

The BJP mostly uses anti-conversion law as a tool to institutionalize the ideology of Hindu nationalism which envisions a “Hindu nation”.Atleast BJP uses the law whereas the church uses money,arms,insurgent groups to convert people.Which one is legal?Which one is illegal/crime?

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