To: HiTech RedNeck
Land is expensive within the city limits, I guess.
posted on 03/22/2006 4:06:27 AM PST
(The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
To: Cronos; CarrotAndStick; All
Dear Friends in Christ,
The Core issue here is that Chief Minister Narendra Modi wants the Catholic Missionary Nuns to leave simply because they are Christian Missionaries.
It is impossible for any kind of Christian Community or Catholic Community to live in Gujarat which is a Hard Core R.S.S. State just like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and others.
Engaging in Humanitarian work in R.S.S. dominated States in India is impossible so long as they continue to see Christian Missionaries as some infernal enemy and compare all Christian Missionaries in the same lights as they see Islamists or "Jihadists".
It is as simple as that. In every B.J.P. ruled State Christians, Catholics and all Missionaries are being tormented and harassed period with no end in sight to the harassment.
It was much worse throughout the length and breadth of India when the B.J.P. was in power from 1998-2004 at that time incidents of Anti Christian Violence were regularly white washed by Advani, Vajpayee, Singhal, etc.
Finally, I would like to bring something to the notice of you all.
The New President of the B.J.P. Mr. Rajnath Singh around the Middle of February declared openly to an audience in Guwahati, Assam and later to the media in general that "Christian Missionaries pose a grave threat to the unity and integrity of this country" and that they were not only destroying the Religious Fabric of the Country but are a Threat much more serious than Islamist Groups.
This article is available with the Mumbai Mirror I will be posting that later in the day.
Imagine That. I often wonder why is that some Supporters and Sympathizers of Extremist Hindu Groups in Cities and Towns all across India send their kids to prestigious Catholic Schools and Colleges and still attack the Church.
I wonder if any of y'all are aware of the barbaric attack on Bishop Thomas Dabre, Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Mumbai and 3 Priests on the outskirts of Bombay on the 29th of January 2006 where they were stoned for a record 2 hours by a large mob of R.S.S, V.H.P., and Bajrang Dal Activists near Thane and the police were most indifferent and did not arrive to rescue them till these Radicals left.
Now, Bishop Thomas Dabre is a son of the soil and a big proponent of Marathi Culture and Sanskrit Culture in Mumbai, Vasai, and other parts of Maharashtra.
To be treated in this manner shows clearly the hold the Extremist Hindu Groups have in the State of Maharashtra ruled by a so called Secular Party which in my opinion has proved by its deeds that it exists only for Muslims and cares a damn for the welfare of Christians.
Not only that in early February a young catholic teenager by the name of "Amol Chavan" was brutally stabbed in Ratnagiri District on the 6th of February 2006 by two V.H.P. Activists from Khed District who objected to a Catholic Prayer Meeting being organized at his Parents Home in Ratnagiri.
Amol Chavan since then has been breathing through a tube as he is in a serious condition at a Public Hospital in Mumbai and he continues to remain in a comatose condition till today.
They also threw a crude bomb at the house to make their intentions clear. These and other acts make it clear that Catholics and Christians are at the receiving end of all kinds of harassment being orchestrated by Radical Hindu Groups.
The most recent incident of anti - christian violence took place in the northern suburb of Kandivli in Mumbai where a peaceful prayer meeting of Pentecostal Christians was brutally attacked last Wednesday evening that is the 15th of March 2006 by a Mob of Bajrang Dal Activists who attacked the men and Women praying in their flat in a cooperative society without any mercy.
To deny that Anti Christian Persecution has been happening on a regular basis in various parts of India is to show your true colours ie- you are a Supporter or Sympathizer of Extremist Hindu Groups.
I know I will be attacked on this thread by certain supporters of Extremist Hindu Groups that are Freepers in India as well as the United States but I am only speaking the truth.
If you all want to reject the truth, I cannot force you all to accept what I am saying other than post URL'S of articles from the Mumbai Mirror and the Times of India where these incidents have been published.
I do not want to say anymore or I will be attacked by some Freeper or the other who will accuse me of being Anti Hindu,Anti-Indian, or a product of a forced conversion, or that I am crying wolf with regard to Persecution of Christians and Catholics in India when there is more than ample and sufficient evidence to bolster my case from well documented and credible web sites and the case of "Christian Rights and Human Rights Activists" like Dr. John Dayal and Mr. Abraham Mathai from Mumbai, Maharashtra.
I have only stated the truth in the past on a thread where I was attacked bitterly about Persecution of Christians and Catholics in India -- a Thread that I had started in January 2006.
I will continue to state the truth by posting URL'S that cannot be refuted or denied by any one.
I will be also posting Links with regard to the Barbaric Attack on Bishop Thomas Dabre and on another Bishop in Rajasthan which took place over two successive weeks in October 2005.
posted on 03/22/2006 4:59:01 AM PST
(Father Robert Altier is a Man of God. Praised be Jesus Christ.)
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