Hate, Hindutva… and the response


A very well-argued statement, coming from Bangalore’s famed St Joseph’s College, on the Hindutva-fuelled violence against Christians in parts (Orissa, coastal Karnataka) of India. It does seem to place the issue in wider context. Check out the entire article here Goanet Reader: Hate and anger won’t bring votes … (an open letter from St Joseph’s College, Bangalore)

Unlike the other more-visible responses, this avoids making the issue one of Hindus-versus-Christians, but posits it clearly as one of hate-versus-development.

One para that needs underlining:

          We continue to admit and provide educational
          opportunities to a wide community of educationally
          and socially backward classes, scheduled castes and
          scheduled tribes. We have thus prroduced sensitive
          and learned leaders among the Dalit and backward
          communities. We are extremely proud of students
          from subaltern communities who have turned into
          agents of radical social change. Our credentials as
          a secular and progressive institution concerned
          about the well-being of all is a truth well known
          to all.
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