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Pope is correct on religious freedom, Indian activist says
Human rights activist Lenin Raghuvanshi talks to AsiaNews about Benedict XVI’s message for World Peace Day in which the Pontiff said that “religious freedom is the path towards peace”. He illustrates the issue by discussing the case of India, caught up in the turmoil of Hindu fundamentalist nationalism.
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"Deus caritas est": Christians help in disguise to avoid persecution
Msgr Barwa, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Ranchi, shares his comments on the encyclical: "The Pope's letter explains the mainspring that inspires us to good, despite the violence of Hindu nationalist."
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For Indian activist, Hindu radicals slam anti-nationalism to crush democracy
Ram Puniyani is the president of the Center for Study of Society and Secularism in Mumbai. He writes about the ongoing university student protest in favour of freedom of thought who are accused of anti-nationalism by Hindu radicals. Modi has targeted Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University because it reflects a “democratic spirit, freedom of thought, and progressive values”.
Priest seriously injured in attack against Catholic Church
Nationalism and fanaticism the biggest challenges in India
The Congress Party identifies extreme nationalism, fanaticism and excessive claims of autonomy the greatest dangers that India is facing today. Father Prakash: The government should promote religious tolerance.
For Christian leader, Hindutva does not represent hope for India
For the head of the Hindu extremist group Rashtriya Sawayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Hindu radical ideology is "the only way to change the country." President of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) says that Hindu extremists "have always opposed social equality". For him, support for the caste system goes against the positive change.
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