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Guru accused of corruption ends fast
Human rights activist Lenin Raghuvanshi, who knows Baba Ramdev personally, points the finger. With an undeclared billion-dollar empire, choppers to move around and medicines with traces of animal tissue, the guru cannot speak about corruption.
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Nepali authorities “bow” to illegal investment by an Indian guru
Baba Ramdev has invested 1.5 billion rupees (almost US$ 14 million) through an NGO she heads. Nepali laws establish tight controls on foreign funds, and the guru did not have the right permits. His popularity is being used to re-establish a Hindu confessional state.
Haryana: yoga guru becomes "minister" to promote (radical) Hindu values
Baba Ramdev is set to promote and supervise Ayurvedic practices in the State. The government wants to make yoga compulsory in schools. For Dalit rights advocate Lenin Raghuvanshi, the appointment is designed “to boost fascist forces and the concept of Hindu state".
The Indian Church supports Hazare, but is perplexed by his methods
Anti-corruption activist continues hunger strike refusing to be sustained by a drip. Talks between political parties and his supporters to amend the bill before Parliament. Card. Gracias: "Ending corruption is an urgent need."
After his release in Delhi, Anna Hazare to fast for 15 days against corruption
The activist and government critic will be allowed to protest to push his proposal in parliament. Opinions about him, his methods and movement are divided. “Indians should ask themselves whether they have ever given or received a bribe. That would be a truly Gandhian movement,” said Fr Mascarenhas, from the Pontifical Council for Culture.
Indian Church: rather than worship the sun, the government should deal with more pressing problems
The archbishop of Bhopal talks to AsiaNews about the state government’s proposal to organise a mass sun worshipping ceremony. In his view there are more important issues that require attention. The Muslin community protests against what it considers an un-Islamic and unconstitutional proposal.
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