BJP government’s Church dilemma

When I hear the loud noise of  the so called conversions in country  from both the sides of ruling BJP and opposition led by Congress in parliament  it reminds me the days of Atal Biharee Vajpaee government in 1996 and 1998  when the Indian media and western media witnessed a surge of stroies of so called christian insecurity in the regime of Hindu nationalist BJP. During the regime of Atal Biharee Vajpaee infamous Jhabua incident become lead story for months in Indian media and western media where allegations were made against Bajrang Dal activists ( A wing of broader RSS ideology family) for misconduct against christian nuns. Continue reading “BJP government’s Church dilemma”

The dilemma of Hindutva

In last one month the debate on Hindutva has  come  in forefront of Indian media and politics. This debate was reignited for several reasons few of them were result of some statements from ministers of union cabinet and some were due to few  other incidents. A first time member of parliament and newly inducted member in union cabinet used some derogatory words in her public rally  which was later taken as an abuse by some particular community and in  one other instance senior member of union cabinet demanded the religious book of Hindus “ ShrimadbhagwatGita” to be declared as national book. Apart from these statements two other incidents also drew the attention of media as well as politicians across the country. Continue reading “The dilemma of Hindutva”