NY Times Editorial: Mr. Modi’s Perilous Embrace of Hindu Extremists
March 23 2017
Since he was elected in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has played a cagey game, appeasing his party’s hard-line Hindu base while promoting secular goals of development and economic growth. .... his party named a firebrand Hindu cleric, Yogi Adityanath, as the state’s leader. The move is a shocking rebuke to religious minorities, and a sign that cold political calculations ...republic into a Hindu state.......
U.S lawmakers urge Rajnath Singh to lift curbs on Christian charity. The Hindu
March 22 2017,
“We believe that this action by Modi government against Christian aid agencies is an attempt by the political-Hinduism to hijack the rich religious traditions of religious Hinduism and the people of India,” he said. “The hardline approach of the Hindu nationalist government under Modi has the potential to cause serious damage to the US-India relationship,” said Mr. Prabhudoss....
More attacks on Christians are reported from different parts of India.
March 23, 2017
March 17, two missionaries were beaten severely and abused phiscially by a mob of about 20 hindutva activists at Begusarai, Bihar.
March 19, yet another incident took place at Begusarai, Bihar. The same 20 hindutva activists who attacked the missionaries also attacked Pastor Christopher and the members of the congregation during...