Saturday, November 20, 2004

Murder in Kanchi

The circumstances surrounding the murder at Kanchi temple and the arrest of the Shankaracharya are murky. Its best to leave the resoultion of this matter to the courts.

Unfortunately, the religious-right has decided to make this a political issue. The VHP now alleges that Mrs. Gandhi (being Christian) is part of a conspiracy against the Hindu seer.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/929031.cms

Mr. Advani has even launched a three-day protest against the seer's arrest. His BJP calls this arrest an assault on religion.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowwog/929032.cms

When will the VHP and BJP realize that most Hindus couldn't care less about their divisive politics? The more hysterical the religious-right gets, the farther away it drives the very constituency it claims to champion.

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