» 07/18/2013, 00.00
p. Cedric Prakash sj
Narendra Modi must be stopped or he will destroy democracy in India
For the director of the Prashant Jesuit Centre for Human Rights, Justice and Peace, Gujarat's chief minister is " becoming more and more rabid and perhaps even unstable". If he is not stopped before the next elections, "it may truly be the end of India as a secular country".
For Indian Jesuit, Narendra Modi is vindictive and a threat to India's minorities
The director of the Prashant Human Rights Centre recounts three incidents involving the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for whom Modi is running as candidate for the prime minister's office. For Fr Prakash, the pledge to introduce anti-conversion laws and threats against the Muslim community "show the fascist agenda" of the BJP. However, we must have hope; "the struggle will continue indeed, even if the signs are ominous."
For Indian activist, Narendra Modi will not win in Varanasi
Lenin Raghuvanshi, an activist for the rights of Dalits and weaker, makes the prediction to AsiaNews with regards to voting in Uttar Pradesh's "holy city" where the last phase in India's staggered parliamentary election is underway. Although public opinion polls give the Hindu nationalist leader an edge, "The Hindu religion is fighting fundamentalism."
Indian activist: Narendra Modi and Arwind Kejriwal, as dangerous as "Hitler and Mussolini"
For Lenin Raghuvanshi, activist for development of Dalits , Modi (BJP Hindu nationalist party ) and Kejriwal (AAP, anti-corruption party) " are trying to destroy the pluralistic fabric of Varanasi from different political positions". The two leaders have chosen to run for election in city.
In Gujarat Hindu pilgrimage designed to convert Tribal Christians to Hinduism
Shabri Kumbh Mela celebrations include sacred baths, free books and CDs under the banner "Arise Oh Hindus! Throw out the Christians!" Hindu fundamentalists plan to expel Christian missions to grab tribal lands.
Hindu Shankara masters decry Narendra Modi: A sinner for the Gujarat massacres
Also known as Shankaracharya, they are considered the highest spiritual authorities of Hinduism. The head of the Puri monastery: "Those who divide the community to gain power must be unmasked”. "I will not support any particular party, but they are secularists [parties] who should win".
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