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Hindu extremists in support of the anti-corruption guru: "ridiculous"
Members of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar organize a nonviolent protest to defend Baba Ramdev and his followers, attacked by police. Lenin Raghuvanshi, an activist for human rights, criticizes the guru because he avoids dealing with the real problems of society, not to lose the support of radical Hindu groups.
Priests and tribals will denounce the violence of New Delhi against tribals
At the WSF in Brazil, beginning on January 27, the Indian delegation intends to recount how the state deprives tribals of their ancestral land, favoring multinational companies, and the danger of Hindu fundamentalism. The testimony of some of the participants.
At least 2 thousand Dalits convert to Buddhism to escape marginalization
According to the Scheduled Castes Order, only Dalit Hindus and Buddhists can enjoy the rights provided for their status. Christians and Muslims loose all rights, including the right to political representation. But even within Christianity, non Dalits alienate their outcast brothers and sisters.
Dalit girl attacked and set on fire by five peers, still free
The girl, 17, endured an attempted rape. She suffered 90% burns all over her body, but is still alive. Police are investigating. Catholic activist tells AsiaNews this is the result of a "caste-based" mentality.
Indian bishops: violence against Christians in Orissa is terrorism
The lower house of parliament has drafted an anti-terrorism law that does not satisfy the bishops' conference. According to the bishops, the attacks against ethnic or religious minorities are among the instances to be condemned. They are calling upon the government to revise the national security law of 1986.
Development not stopping hunger, more than 400 million Indians malnourished
The International Food Policy Research Institute shows that 40 per cent of the world’s underweight children under five live in India. Add disadvantaged groups like the poor and women who have a hard time feeding themselves and you get 400 million people. Priests and activists point the finger at corruption and bad governance.
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