Report documents persecution of Christians, Muslims in India
Catholic World News - March 06, 2014
Christian Solidarity Worldwide has published a report surveying the persecution of non-Hindus in India.
The report found that “the most significant threat to pluralism in India derives from the extreme Hindu nationalist ideology known as Hindutva.”
“Influential groups espousing Hindutva, known collectively as the Sangh Parivar, have propagated particular narratives which denigrate religious minorities, throwing into doubt their loyalty to the nation and status as true Indian citizens, and justifying violence and discrimination against them,” the report continued.
Referring to the eastern Indian state of Orissa (now known as Odisha), the report found that “abundant testimonies of the Christian victims of violence in 2008 say that they were pressed to ‘reconvert’ to Hinduism, and were effectively given the choice to convert, flee, or die.”
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