FAKE EMAIL ASKS BANGALORE’S ARCHBISHOP TO CONVERT KARNATAKA’S LINGAYATSCARITAS INDIA INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE 49TH DEVELOPMENT DYNAMICS COURSE. PRESS RELEASE ON DUST STORM TRAGEDY The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (C. It was formally constituted in September 1944 at the Conference of Metropolitans held in Madras. I.) is the permanent association of the Catholic Bishops of India.The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed a committee of scholars to prove that Hindus are descended from India's first inhabitants.
Shashi Tharoor, a prominent member of the Congress party, said right wing Hindus are “leading a political campaign over Indian history that seeks to reinvent the idea of India itself.” “For seven decades after independence, Indianness rested on faith in the country’s pluralism,” Tharoor said, but the rise of Hindu nationalism had brought with it a “sense of cultural superiority.” RISING TIDE: Shashi Tharoor, above, a parliamentary deputy from India's main opposition Congress party, said the rise of Hindu nationalism had brought with it a “sense of cultural superiority.” REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee A HISTORY FOUNDED ON HINDU TEXTSThe history committee met in the offices of the director general of the Archaeological Survey of India, a federal body that oversees archaeological research.
Among the committee’s 14 members are bureaucrats and academics.
REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal India’s first post-independence leader, Jawaharlal Nehru, who promoted a secular state and tolerance of India’s Muslims, said it was “entirely misleading to refer to Indian culture as Hindu culture.” That outlook informed the way India was governed by Nehru and then by his Congress party for more than half a century.
The rights of minorities - including the prohibition of discrimination based on religion - are enshrined in India’s constitution, of which Nehru was a signatory in 1950.
FAITH AND POLITICS: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a member of the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since childhood.