By Theodore Shoebat
Hindu leaders in India, part of a fanatic group in the country, are calling for the Indian government to ban all Christian schools in the country. As we read in one report:
The radical right wing Hindu Janajagruti Samiti wants to ban Catholic schools from India. The call was launched during the All India Hindu Convention, held from 11 to 17 June in Ramnathi village (Goa). According to participants, Catholic schools do not allow students to follow their Hindu religious traditions.
“A demand nothing short of absurd,” responds Mgr. Theodore Mascarenhas, auxiliary bishop of Ranchi and former member of the Pontifical Council for Culture. “Those who attend our schools – he points out – do so of their own free will, because they receive an excellent education in these institutions.”
“Most Hindus – the bishop told AsiaNews – do not agree with these radical forces. These extremists want to destroy the country. They are playing with the secular fabric of our great nation. ”
The conference – organized “to found the Hindu Rashtra (” Hindu nation “) – the HJS released an” official resolution “, which states that ” Hindu students studying in Catholic schools are forbidden to follow their customs, such as wearing mehndi [henna] or bindi. All this must stop. It is a total discrimination. ” At the same time, the radical Hindu group has also demanded a ban on the slaughter of cow meat in the whole country.