Structural Forms of Violence Against Christians in India
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Structural Forms of Violence Against Christians in India

  As opposed to direct forms of violence which include beatings, murder, and threats where the identity of the perpetrator of the violence is identifiable, structural violence arises largely from unequal structures that limit an individual from achieving their potential.  Johan Galtung, who is accredited with coining the term says […]

Anti-conversion laws: rethinking violence against Christians in India
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Anti-conversion laws: rethinking violence against Christians in India

On 12 August, the Jharkhand state assembly passed the Religious Freedom Bill 2017 (also known as the Jharkhand Dharma Swatantra Adhiniyam).  The Bill now awaits the approval of the Jharkhand governor and subsequently, the President of India for assent. If it does, Jharkhand will join Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat […]

Stability following Merkel’s Victory?
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Stability following Merkel’s Victory?

  Unsurprisingly, Angela Merkel cruised to victory in Sunday’s election for the German Chancellorship for a fourth term. Election and referendum results over the past two years have been notorious for defying polling pandits, however, Merkel’s double-digit lead heading into the polls made these elections slightly less nerve-wracking.  But with […]

Prime Narendra Modi paying tributes to Veer Savarkar on his Punya Tithi in 2015
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Notions of a Nation: Hindutva and Christians in India

The rise of political Hinduism in the 1990s which led to an increase in anti-Christian violence owed much to the writings of two of the ideological founders of the Hindu Nationalist Movement, VD Sarvarkar and MS Golwarkar. Of particular significance is what they  In particular, what  espoused about the Indian […]