Indian Christians and the Hindu Majoritarian election victory

Jun 12, 2019 by

from CEN, Virtueonline:

The overwhelming victory of Narendra Modi and his Hindu Nationalist party in the Indian elections has come while the Truro Commission on the Persecution of Christians is completing its report.

The fear of increased persecution of Christians in India will become the occasion for making the case for political and financial support from western Christians. Such a strategy plays into the hands of the those who suggest that Indian Christians are western implants who use their links to sustain their alien presence in India.

We need to explore why Prime Minister Modi’s Hindutva party, the BJP, projects a negative view of Christians. First, after the colonial period ended in 1947, some Indian academics created the myth that before the British came to India, the country was marked by religious harmony but that the British carried out a divide and rule policy to sow division between Hindus and Moslems. However, the 1000- year Muslim rule of India before British rule was not known for religious harmony. It was marked by religious violence, forced conversions of Hindus to Islam and an intimidated Hindu majority.

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