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INDIA: The Rise of the Hindu Fundamentalists

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Hindu nationalists are about to take control of India. Some of them want to ban books, films and even Valentine's Day.

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Elle B (84)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 9:57 am
Ty Cal . . .

"Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power." ―John Ernst Steinbeck III

Justin Vale (13)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 10:42 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 10:56 am
Do they really want to put these guys in power? They had better think very carefully or they will wind up with the same type of austerity and violent suppression such as is found in the Arab world. The nationalists are a step backward; not forward although economic reforms are necessary.

Freya H (356)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 11:08 am
And you thought Christians and Muslims were bad! Looks as if Hindus can be nasty fodder-muckers, too. Every religion has its ugly aspects.

Melodydrodrigue Melodydrodriguez (0)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 12:35 pm
my roomate's mother-in-law makes $89 an hour on the computer . She has been unemployed for five months but last month her pay check was $13653 just working on the computer for a few hours. have a peek at this site......

Robert O (12)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 12:40 pm
Very worrisome. India already has enough issues to contend with as it is and this will no doubt cause more complications and frictions between the other religions. Thanks Cal.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 12:40 pm
All fanatic religions have to be stopped. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen L (3)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 1:08 pm
Why do people always have to be in control of others? Thanks Cal

Winn A (179)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 2:19 pm
I say down with fanatic religions of any kind . . . . . . . .

. (0)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 2:27 pm
As long as India's class system exists, Hindus will always look down on their fellow man. It's just extrodinary, and no Prime Minister has ever made an attempt to break this.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 2:35 pm
"good times"??? "foreign junk" weaves the tapestry of knowledge, critical thinking and global education. Sounds like the path is already plowed. History is rewritten and rights are disrupted. Perhaps the online communities can keep the "internet Hindus" at bay. I remember reading about the "Ocean of Tears" disruption. Hope the tide can flow freely.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 2:53 pm
Class system has nothing to do with fanaticism. Hinduism traditionally have been a peaceful and tolerant religion, the present day fanatics is the reaction to muslim fundamentalism. As the Muslim population grows in India and with a belligerent Pakistan at its doorsteps, there is fear among even the modest Hindus they will be swamped. Historically India has offered refuge to persecuted people from other parts of the world, the Zorastrians, Jews, etc. One can be a hindu and an athiest at the same time. All religions can turn fanatical if they feel threatened. In a perfect world there will not be any religion, just practising compassion to all living beings and Earth, our mother.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 2:55 pm
Problem with the IPad it decides the words, I meant moderate Hindus .

Vicky P (476)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 7:13 pm
sounds pretty scary, I guess any religion can be pretty scary if you follow everything in it, Christianity included, all those anti-women passages were obeyed some centuries ago, even in the US in the 1800's they were obeyed up to a point. I think the leaders of their country need to try to control the outburst in case it gets worse than it is now, rape, acid attacks, burying little girls and dowries are already a huge problem there and will only get worse if someone doesn't do something.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 8:52 pm
Vicky, every country has its own problem, the west likes to whitewash their own shortcomings and quick to point finger at cultures different to their own. India's saving grace is her vibrant activism among people who fight the wrongs done.

Arlene C (42)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 9:26 pm

Angela J (61)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 9:29 pm
Thank you.

Walter F (129)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 10:41 pm
As Madhu Pillai stated Hinduism is a religion of peace and tolerance .These fanatics are not true Hindus any more than Christian or fundamental fanatics of any religion whose practices are contrary to the ethical teachings of that religion.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 24, 2014, 1:33 am
Fundamentalist's in any religion are dangerous and often corrupt their holy scriptures in an attempt to prove the unprovable. When fundamentalist gain power freedom flies out the window.

Jaime A (52)
Monday February 24, 2014, 1:52 am

Rehana V (0)
Monday February 24, 2014, 11:14 am
Seriously! The land of nude idols & Kama Sutra & he wants to ban Valentines & other mild stuff! A land where sadhus are perverts & abuse "religion" to attract & hood wink gullibles into their cult.Religion has nothing to do with these twisted gurus. It's a self styled fanatacism! They are all crazy.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Monday February 24, 2014, 2:35 pm
As I always said and still say: Collect all fundamentalists and extremists of all creeds and couleurs, put them on an island and cut all communications with them - let them sort "it" out till the last man!
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