Thanks for sharing Raj.rajagainstthemachine wrote:The trouble is his party the BJP and all the sister organizations under it like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the Bajrang Dal, the ABVP, the Shiv Sena, RSS among others are all mostly radical right wing parties with a highly polarized upper caste hindu agenda.TMD wrote: Is true about India's today ? That growing intolerance between different caste, sects, communities and belief ? Just to be clear, are you saying Modi' "disciples" are one of those responsible for today's intolerance ?
Reason I ask is the last time I read about Indian and its tolerance, it seems that the system under Modi has gone from bad to worst with the growing institutionalization of religious belief in a supposed democratic nation. (beef, cow, not counting the past record of Modi that led to ban from US)
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/f ... -tolerance
Now, if I am to take account of the online publicity campaign Modi's team has been wagging in the West and now in Singapore (http://namoinsingapore.org/aboutNamo.php) and compared to what is really going on in India today, which one should I believe ?
(PS: Thanks for trying your bait with the SCS dispute)
Their primary agenda is to create a country where non hindus live in fear and oppression and want to put them in their places.
Many of these outfits are made of goons largely young unemployed males who go around provoking,intimidating non hindu people, admonishing youngsters for public show of affection, ruining things like valentine's day, storming events that they think doesn't align with their interpretation of hindu culture.
Now Modi himself while he's trying to project himself as messiah he can't really do anything about what these outfits are doing as they all have the blessings of the ruling party, the BJP.
It is indeed worrying as an outsider to see and hear the path India is heading domestically in recent years.
Internationally, India gives the general impression that it retains the DNA of a civilisation that welcomes and encourages diversity and avoid dogmatism. Yet, it is also arguable that Modi himself is in someway part of the problem considering his past records involving extremist and supremacist groups.
Anyone recalled RSS and VHP's Ekta pilgrimage in the 1990s ?