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Hindu leader blames Nepal earthquake on eating beef
Sakshi Maharaj, from the ruling BJP, blamed Rahul Gandhi, from the opposition Congress Party, for the earthquake because he eats beef. According to Hinduism, cows are sacred. For the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), “The beef eating comment was aimed at minorities. It is a way of politicising religion.”
For Rahul Gandhi, Hindu radicals are India’s greatest threat
The Congress party secretary general expresses such concerns to the US ambassador. For him, Hindu radicals are more dangerous than support to Islamist Lashkar-e-Taiba. Fr Cedric Prakash of the Prashant human rights centre speaks on the issue.
Rahul Gandhi, the “Tsunami” that awakened the younger generation
The son of Sonia Gandhi was the key factor in deciding the victory of the Congress. By emphasizing the need for development, he won the confidence of the young generation who were fed up of a political system based on caste and religion.
Elections in Uttar Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi's springboard
In February, statewide elections will be held in the state. If the Congress Party led by 40-year-old Rahul Gandhi should win, the up and coming leader might aspire for the prime minister's office in 2014. Caste-based parties are his is many opponents.
How Christian is Sonia Gandhi?
Hindu extremists accuse her of being a “Vatican spy,” but the chairperson of the ruling UPA party coalition is very reserved about her religion. Unlike other women who were widowed by terrorism, she has rejected vengeance against those who killed her husband Rajiv; like Gladys Staines who forgave Dara Singh, the extremist responsible for burning her husband and two children to death.
References to ancient Hindus' beef-eating past deleted from school textbooks
Hindu fundamentalists succeed after three years of disinformation campaign to have offensive chapters deleted from history textbooks that told how ancient Hindus considered beef a great delicacy. For historians, deleting pans of history is an error that eliminates a page of actual history.
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