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Doesn't anybody care about Christians in India?

It's horrific the way Christians, one of the most peaceful religious communities in India, is being vandalised by Hindu extremists. The blind attacks on churches are going on unabated and no serious action has been taken by the governments in Orissa or Karnataka. 

But what I find even more horrifying is the complete silence of everybody else on this issue. Hindus are quiet because Christians are supposedly taking away their brethen by forcible conversions. Muslims are too preoccupied with their own problems and extremist elements to care. And even the West...the supposed fighter of the Christian cause...is not even looking. The Pope has not raised a voice. The only voices we are hearing are those of hurt (an understatement, if ever there was one) preists pleading for justice. 

All this while, the Bajrang Dal is allowed to go on with its uncivilised, inhuman behaviour while the rest of us shake our heads in disapproval. We need more than this to contain this violence...aren't Christians part of India? Are they those in-betweens which are ignored by their countrymen as well as the global community? Will nobody accept them as their own?

I don't know what the answers to these questions are, but I am outraged at the ability of people to push such serious human rights violations under the carpet. Even the UN has not stirred...and I am speechless myself.


P.S. My favourite quote nowadays is one by Diderot: "Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
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yves said...

Hi Tarana,

You'll have to explain how you can seem to defend the plight of christians in India, and at the same time declare that you favourite quote evokes in a gruesome picture the end of all priesthood...

Tarana said...

yves,

My thoughts about the vandalisation Christians in India stand in the right stead. What this quote actually alludes to is not that there should be an end to priesthood but that a play of politics and religion often put man in very unfortunate circumstances. Let's remember that Hindu and Muslim extremists also have priests...so religion can also be twisted to brainwash minds...

Anonymous said...

The problem is that the christians in the west are too preoccupied with their guilt feeling of racism that they allowed these bajrang monkeys to carry on with their barbaric acts.
You try to post this in western media vigourously so that they will exert pressure on these hindutva govts. and surely you will see a change on their action.

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