Battling for India’s soul, state by state

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga with others to mark the International Day of Yoga, in New Delhi, India, June 21, 2015. Photo by Adnan Abidi courtesy of Reuters

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga with others to mark the International Day of Yoga, in New Delhi, India, June 21, 2015. Photo by Adnan Abidi courtesy of Reuters

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KOLKATA (Reuters) An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert.

  • Ranjita

    when you are writing this article, would you please mind shedding some light on what is happening in many areas of WB where now the Islamic population is more than 40% and how they are either raping hindu women or killing their family members? Do you think that world is oblivious to the ground reality? I believe that writing should present both sides of the story not the one that you want people to chew on and spit out venom later on.

    Can you elaborate on facts where many Muslims are shoving hindus off of their homes and local police is doing absolutely noting? Also, can you please also provide just little information in your article how Christians are trying to convert entire world and how INdia is their main target? i am sure that you have done enough research on these too but chose not to write about it.

    Best,
    RS

  • Best if religious conversion is left to individual choices without Government legislation and private violence. Of course, that sort of thinking would take a certain amount of maturity and generosity of heart. Not much of that is available among the religious radicals. So what is left is strife and religious territorial claims.

  • Bernardo

    Does one’s comments get deleted after someone clicks on the “report abuse” line? Sure seems that way. Let us try again to expose Hinduism for what it is:

    Hinduism (from an online Hindu site) – “Hinduism cannot be described as an organized religion. It is not founded by any individual. Hinduism is God centred and therefore one can call Hinduism as founded by God, because the answer to the question ‘Who is behind the eternal principles and who makes them work?’ will have to be ‘Cosmic power, Divine power, God’”

    The belief in reincarnation, the caste/laborer system and cow worship/reverence, however, are problems when saying a fair and rational God founded Hinduism.” It is simply another religion founded by humans just like all religions.

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