Church interferes in India's politics, slams INC and leadership


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India's most powerful Church has interfered once again in India's politics. The Church slammed Indian National Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi. The Archdiocese of Thrissur severely criticized the methods and the functioning of the Indian National Congress Party and its leader Rahul Gandhi in an article in its publication. The said article was published in 'Catholic Sabha' under the title 'Is the Congress party distancing itself from the proposed national alternative.'

 

Rahul Gandhi is acting like one hypocrite

Calling Rahul Gandhi acting like one hypocrite, the article highlighted the lack of leadership in the Congress party. The Church recognized INC as an enemy of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The article stated that India would soon transform into 'Hindusthan' of the Sangh Parivar forces if the Congress party would not mend its paths.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is the national alternative to BJP

The article also pointed out that the current factional feud in the Kerala unit of the Congress is helping speed up the BJP's agenda of a 'Congress Mukt Bharat.' Calling Congress a 'mere spectator,' the article enlisted AAP as the national alternative to BJP. However, the article ignored the stand of AAP on conversion to Christianity. In the recent Punjab Election 2022, the AAP Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he would bring the anti-conversion law to the State if AAP gets elected. His statement came after a group of Sikhs converted to Christianity by fraud and enticement in Delhi.

Role of religious organizations

Ideally, religious organizations should keep themselves out of politics. India is a truly secular country, where such religious organizations should not interfere in politics. Indian Constitution has given equal rights to all religious people by keeping restrictions also under Article 25 and others. Even it has been mentioned in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution that India is a socialist and secular country. Several decades ago, a social movement was triggered in western countries after too much interference from Churches in politics. The major divide was observed within Christianity after the movement. The Christians were divided into Protestant denominations and Catholic denominations. The period was called the 'Enlightenment period' in the French revolution.

Considering the Indian Constitutional Structure, not only Churches but also Islamic, Hindu, and other religious organizations should keep a distance from Indian politics. It is the responsibility of all religious organizations to maintain harmony and peace in India, which has been admired by other countries for having unity in diversity.

 

Source: Times News Network 

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