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RSS nationalists like Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood
The ultranationalist paramilitary Hindu organisation is holding a conference this week, with in attendance many government ministers and officials, including Prime Minister Modi. For Dalit rights advocate Lenin Raghuvanshi, nationalists want to impose their ideology on the government’s agenda. The main points of discussion are economic, social and religious, as well as border disputes with Pakistan and Bangladesh, not to mention India’s growing Muslim population.
Ambiguous opening to Hindu Dalits, more discrimination against Christian Dalits
A paper close to Hindu paramilitary group calls for outcastes to be allowed to head major Hindu pilgrimage centres. Commission investigating Dalit rights further postpones release of its report.
11/03/2017 15:22:00 INDIA
Modi wins in Uttar Pradesh
Vote counting began this morning. The latest update indicates he won 305 seats out of 403. The election is a referendum on the prime minister's policies, following demonetisation. Christian leader expresses concern about the aggressive policies of the Hindu nationalists.
Ultranationalist Indians to impose Hindutva on religious minorities
Social activist Ram Puniyani sounds the alarm after recent statements by the president of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The Hindu leader said that Hindutva is the "cultural identity of all Indians", which radical groups want to impose in order to create an "all Hindu" state.
Priest seriously injured in attack against Catholic Church
Hindu nationalists to mobilise against growing Christian community
In a rare step the leader of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh writes to the movement's "volunteers" to mobile them against minorities' demographic increase which threatens the country's integrity. He has also harsh words for conversions away from hinduism.
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