Further on Modi’s Visit
Two days back certain retired head master of a school in Kunnamkulam (name withheld) called me on the phone and thanked me for what I said regarding the visit of two metropolitans of my Church to Mr. Narendra Modi, Gujarat chief minister during his recent visit to Kerala. This 70+ year old retired teacher told me that Kunnamkulam Arthat Cathedral wanted to build a kurisadi (cross) on the road side in front of the Cathedral Church in the Church’s property. It was objected by BJP workers and still not being granted permission from the authorities due to this objection. He also told me that several of our Churches in North Kerala region are having trouble in opening cemetery due to objection from RSS and BJP people. There was a comment on facebook by a priest from one of the Churches in South Kerala region saying that his Church is still unfinished as the district authorities issued stop memo due to pressure from Hindu fundamentalists. To me this is only a test dose and pre-taste of what will happen if BJP would come to power. You may remember that during the tenure of Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpeye of BJP in the Center, there were laws initiated to control Christian conversion and charity funds arriving from our people in other countries. It is a known fact that BJP is the political wing of RSS with Sangh Parivar and their philosophy is high cast Hinduism alone in this country. It is cultural nationalism they advocate. Should we fall prey to the sugar coated poison pill they are offering us?
Metropolitan Yuhanon Mor Meletius