Mangalore: Attack on churches, politics and blame game!

Mangalore: Attack on churches, politics and blame game!

Richa Nayak - Mangalore

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Mangalore, Oct 15:
Undivided South Kanara was relatively peaceful compared to other parts of Karnataka not long ago. But post 2008 assembly elections, a lot many communal  and disturbing incidents happened in Mangalore and other part of DK and Udupi which eventually led to political blame game.

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The infamous 2008 September church attack was a black dot on the then BJP government led by B S Yeddyurappa. The common slogan that came into existence was that minorities and their places of worship were no longer safe under the BJP government. Not only in Mangalore, but in several other parts of the state Christian places of worship had been attacked by the miscreants. The incidents, even though small in nature, attracted media attention and were projected as major threat to minorities. A section of the people were not ready to buy any argument but that the BJP government was fully responsible for the attacks.

People even aired opinion that saffron groups were well supported by the government, and that they were responsible for such attacks on churches and other places of worship.

The other opinion freely distributed among the masses was that police were in hand in glove with the BJP and saffron leaders.

Though there were several enquiries and investigations by various departments of the government, people who could see BJP only negatively were not ready to accept anything less than a change of government, which they felt was the only solution to bring positive changes in the state and enable minorities to live peacefully.

Incidentally, on Sunday, a holiday for Christians, a grotto was attacked by miscreants at Loretto in Bantwal. It was a pleasant surprise to see that those media which had sensationalized even the smallest attack on Christian places of worship kept mum on Sunday, with hardly any visual media reporting on this.

I would like to throw open questions to those so-called seculars who maligned the BJP during its regime - why did such an incident take place during the current Congress government? DK and Udupi have given four important ministers to the state government, why can't they take moral responsibility and resign, or at least take stringent action against the culprits? Those who were sitting for rallies and dharnas during the BJP regime, why are they quiet now? Why this double standard and why this hypocrisy?

Those who believe that certain incidents happen only during a particular government's rule must now open their eyes and accept the truth. For crime, there is no caste, creed or politics. It can happen any time, under any government.

Hope the 'intelligent' people of DK will learn some lessons from this incident and stop politicizing and indulging in blame games in future.



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  • Sathish.R, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 18 2013

    In Mangalore every 10 km distance either we have a Temple,chruch, Or Mosque. Everyday we see or hear Prayers from either one of these places. God-fearing Mangaloreans started playing Politics using these holy places?. Is politics is so powerful to spoil our faith?
    Unless until we educate our self to dominate politics, all politicians will use us to play such kind things. "Our uneducated Grand parents lived peacefully and respectfully in this place, why cant we" ?

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  • Ayyub, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 18 2013

    @Krishnaraj Salian, Mangalore

    perhaps you said the right thing, but my Question here is, why don't this party called BJP spread peace during their rallies, every rally your RSS team stands out like an army of their own with swords and lathies and teaching people to hate others. with all this there is no doubt that BJP is the only cause for RIOTING in KARNATAKA. ADVANI rath yatra was the beginning and this BLOOD BATH it will go on for years taking innocent lives, I feel sorry for his next life, where he will have to answer for all of them.

    sit calm and alone on a peaceful morning, and ask urself. is this hatred of any worth.

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  • K. S. Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Oct 17 2013

    I agree with the author that blaming BJP for church attacks was improper. Most BJP leaders did not have time for this. They were "busy" making the best of the first ever opportunity they got after having warmed the opposition benches for decades. They outsourced that responsibility to Police who responded in rather strong and insensitive manner. If at all anybody benifited from church attacks that was Congress. Complete BJP rout from DK and Udupi was engineered well by Congress and Church attacks was just the means to achieve that goal. Attacking minority place of worship/minorities is the time tested method of garnering votes excercised primarily by non-BJP parties. Considering the VHP, RSS association, BJP is extremely vulnerable on this front. Now please contemplate why on earth will Congress prosecute those who helped them return to power with absolute majority?
    Having said that, I agree with some of the commentators that it is very difficult to predict that such dirty acts will not repeat under Congress watch especially considering the precarious unemployment situation.

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  • Prakas, Kundapur/KSA

    Wed, Oct 16 2013

    Places of worship irrespective of Religion should be excluded from Politics.

    It looks like the Author of this article Richa Nayak - Managalore wants to clarify that, the Past BJP Govt. had it's hand in the Church attack & why the people are not blaming the present Congress Govt for the attack on Churches now???!!

    That itself will prove that, who is behind this attach!!!
    Who ever has done this they will have to face it...

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  • juliana, udupi

    Wed, Oct 16 2013

    Through this article is the author justifying the worse act of hooligans or publicising that no action required for this shameful incident? Those who do not have the courtesy to condemn such untoward incidents have no right to express their views regarding such inhuman attitude.

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  • Valerian, Kota

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    In 2008, the church attacks took place because of BJP government. It was indirectly proved later through Somashekhar Commission Report though the report as such exonerated the government and the saffron brigade. The present incident is suspected to be the handiwork of the members of saffron brigade. Surely,there is no government support in this. Hence we do not speak about the incidents as such. We condemn the support, directly or indirectly, from the government.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Excellent article. Though the self proclaimed (pseudo) secular canot digest it, the fact remains that they have double standards in every step they take. They are a shame to the word secular itself

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  • Bulsam, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    The law of the land should be such that nobody will dare break it or face impartial and severe punishment. In such cases they should deal them in the fast track courts as they are serious social problems created by the political parties.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Mngalore church attacks during BJP rule was purely sponsored by then state government and squarely to be blamed and accountable.People in the last assembly election has shown their anger while casting the votes.Hope BJP will mend its ways in dealing with minorities if they incline to come back to power in the state again.Thanq.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    I wonder where is so called FOURTH EYE OF CONSTITUTION this time - Suvarna News, TV9, Public TV, Janashree, Samaya, Spandana, Namma Kudla, Udaya News, Kasturi News, Raj news etc ????

    If this happened 6 months back, they would have arranged for 3 days long program with different different tagline and different different guests.

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  • L N Rego, Bendur

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    The above report clearly states that ruling party has nothing to do with this kind of incidents.We should understand there are jobless people they may be sometimes from within the same community.Their intention is to create disturbance and sometimes to see the fun. We cant neglect nor ask the present leaders to resign. If resignation is the answer for such incidents, it will be very easier to make any MLA resign for the post, just by pelting stone to a worship place.
    2008 church attacks were due to the funding and back up of Hindu outfits and ruling Government (i can vouch this because i was one among those attended close door meeting). We should be tackling the situation wisely and find the culprit. After the Home stay attack people think twice to do such attacks, similarly find the culprits and punish those who are involved in the attack.

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  • KN Lobo, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    One thing is clear, the article is written by wearing yellow glasses without watching/ reading the media.

    Most of the Kannada news channels the matter was reported, all websites carried an extensive coverage, yesterday being a holiday for print media, today almost all papers carry the news. Church attacks then were claimed by certain groups as their attack of retaliation. Chief Minister then came up to Circuit House and did not felt necessary to visit the places or meet the aggrieved people and said this is a small incident. It may be small incident for you and the then ruling party but not for the people who are the followers of Christian faith. Simply don’t create issues for the sake of it.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Come out of toilet.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Tuje Mirchi Lagi tho main kya karu.....

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  • Vincy, Bangkok

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear Richa Nayak - Mangalore,questions raised on present MLA's are not justified.There could be attacks irrespective of who is ruling as long as there are sick minded people.It may be a check on society to see the reactions,it could be a revenge on the society,we never know,so I dont agree if you say why church attacks even after we have congress in state.I would rather agree that we do not have a law and order irrespective of any governments and that is only because the implimenting authorities do not have a will to change the system and they have become selfish.

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  • Agnel, Udupi

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Anybody knows who attacked the churches? If u know, u know that person is alive or dead today? If he is alive u know what is his condition? V r thinking if political parties r involved in this who will help us? But v forgot that there is a super power who created the world, universe and everything in that. He will take care. Just forgive them.

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  • Vishal D Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    When Media is Owned & Controlled by Congress MP's & MLA's what can we expect from media?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Richa, Great article. Your next topic is where did the TOILETS disappear...

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / KSA

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Whenever Jossey has no answer, he changes the subject & now a days hides in (behind the subject of) stinking TOILET. How long you will do this?
    For your kind info, the ex CMs from BJP have challenged the present government to do enquiry. But unfortunately congress government is hiding in the stinking toilet & scared to float enquiry (because central ministers will be behind the bars)

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear Mr. Krishnaraj Salian, Mangalore,


    You did not add the third/3 category of the people they are the religious fundamentals. They are educated as well as uneducated.


    The PuppyLove Mr. Modi the AmulTea-Boy, the BJP and its associates belongs to the third category. COMMUNAL.

    See the AmulTea-Boy wanted to appease minorities without accepting others religious rituals because he is having his religious freedom. Why then a commentator accusing of Vice President who is I quote malcolm, Dadra & Nagar Haveli , Gujrat, comment: didnt touched the aarati taali Unquote. This commentator is Belongs to the third/3rd category.

    Read my third/3 point carefully and the matter of not touching Aarathi thali.


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  • Gabriel Francis ( Gabbuji), Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Above article is just intended for provocation and all know the real story behind suppressing of Christians in Karnataka in general and DK/Udupi in particular. Christians always considered as a soft target for attacks. Track record clearly indicates that Christians cannot protest vehemently as other groups bcz they are totally clouded by preachings of bible. BJP patronized and institutionalized attacks on Christians as soon as they came to power. Many arrests of innocent youth from christian community stands out as a prime witness of hidden agenda of right wing groups. There is no doubt that RSS was behind all master plan and BJP government made sure official machinery do not trouble right wing groups. Habit of attacks on religious symbols still continuing despite change of government only because real culprits are not punished so far. Congress government is in a fix to take strict action against those who inspire and encourage rogue elements to attack religious institutions belonging to Christians bcz if real culprits are put behind bar, this would clearly invite wrath from majority community and this would be a spoiler in getting traditional votes for congress. BJP will be the first party to make arrest of rogues, political by saying cogress is harassing majority community. CM Siddu talks of treating 6 crore kaddadigas equally and treating all religions/faiths without bias or favor. But he also is caught in tricky situation to punish real culprits. This is the only reason why congress is not able to order probe into church attacks or catch attackers. We all know how sowjanyas murder cum rape case is dumped by previous BJP government n police. In this case too, congress is in a fix to order transparent investigations because this would send wrong signals to emotional supporters from majority community.

    At the end it will all boil down to political manipulations. And I agree with author on this single point.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    I can only say that east or west BJP is the best and Yediurappa is too good.For devt.of himself and his family,not the people.
    The attack on Churches was to devide the communities and create tension in the state so that the bjp govt.can rule the state without doing any good work for the people.

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  • Joseph F. Gonslaves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear Mr. Vishal, Mangalore/Mumbai,



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  • Sunil,

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    The article has been written with the short sightedness of the author , who has forgotten that when the churches were attacked in 2008 , the RSS outfit openly claimed that did so for a phamplet not even written and published by RC community in DK , moreover the Govt did set up a eye wash inquiry blaming no one , if there were politics involved then , why did not the ruling BJP Govt book any one for attacking religious places , when I say anyone it can be any community . Hence Richa Nayak can only see the outside world through a tunnel when there is so much of light outside this . If this article was printed even when the churches were attached in 2008 , it would have a worth while discussion now .

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  • Kamal Taiyyeb, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013


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  • Leslie Lobo, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear Mr. Bollu, please do not compare church attacks to burning of poster of Modiji in Gurpur. Please note MOdi is not holy or sacred. This comparison is absolute nonsense.

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Leslie Lobo, Mangalore..
    First of all God only knows who is holy or sacred. Even to kill the demons God itself took weapons..from time-to-time.

    It's only intention to know the people who is behind burning poster of Modiji...!!! Without knowing the culprits beyond stoning of grotto..should not blame on others completely..Jai Ho..

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Truth is bitter you cant digest... anyway we too know your party and its hidden agenda... come to road and protest who stops you...

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Excellent article...I am sure the pesudos don't have any answer...The main guy in these attacks is now with the so called secular JD-s. What can be more dumb...

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  • Edison Dsouza, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    These are all activities carried out by BJP supported group who are now fustrated since they are not free to carry out their moral policing during the Congress govt in the state.Hence things are done in the night now which they used to do in broad day light during the BPJ reign. This is a fact which we all know but i think the Smt. Authorji dint go through the reality & facts and thought of trying out an article here... please put forward a better subject to discuss and let the state govt & police do its job since it will take time to get hold of the culprits..
    Also it would be wrong to compare the previous BJP govt to the present Congress one... The article thou looks pro BJP... sorry to say that.

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  • Wilfred Fernandes, Vamadapadavu/Dubai

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    This time Media took a wise decision by not falling into the "Plan" of deviding Forces.Insted of praising the media the writer choose to blame. People of DK are really Intelligent and they know how to choose their Govt. They gave chance to BJP to rule and when they failed they were voted out. The attacks on the Faith Centers must be condmend but giving advantage to any political party cannot tolerated.

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  • Mohammad Salauddeen Bantwal, Mangalore/AUH

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    I really feel Author has something in mind. When the infamous 2008 serial church attacks took place, I remember Mr. Mahendra Kumar, then Bajarangdal State President, and Mr. M.B. Puranik, Convenor of Hindu Jana Jagruthi Samithi (or read it as Sangh Parivar) gave a press interview taking responsibility of the serial attacks by giving the reason of 'conversion'. Mahendra Kumar got arrested but Puranik got away due to the political and caster power he had. After that, so many minor incidents of church attacks took place all over Karnataka as per my knowledge.
    Government can't do nothing, If a person or Organisation has a policy of hatred towards other religions unless it is banned. Jai Hind.

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  • prakash, mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Both are responsible.When B government comes C creates trouble from backdoor. When C government comes B creates troubles from backdoor.Both are double actors. One enters from front and other from back and viceversa. Simply blaming a single party is just hypocrisy. Both to be blamed equally

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  • Abdul Jabbar, Mangalore/UAE

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    People who point on modi for not wearing a skull cap are hypocrites.You cannot point anybody just because they dont agree to your religious sentiments.Religion is very very personal thing.I love India,U love India..I follow my religion, U follow yours..

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  • Alwyn, Permannur

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Mr. Richa Nayak good article and very good observation. If all of our community did this observation than they would have not blamed any cast for the incident. Its politic which plays major role. When in 2008 attacks congrace used National Media's as BJP was there in power in Karnataka... The Pub attack and Homestay attack also... The only reason is that time BJP was in rule and they wanted to show the nation BJP as anti Minority for their Vote bank. If at all same attack happened in any state where congrace is there in Power it will not even come in Local media also. Thats the Politicals..

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  • praveen, manchi

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Now the media does not speak much as they feel this is negligible and they are paid media and working for their TRP. Why the congress is not protesting against this incident?. They feel that we have already fooled Christians by so called secularism and now they need only numbers and Christians make up hardly 0.5% in their number game. All religious leaders of all religion should come together and find their own way to solve this problem without politicizing. If you politicize only one category is taking advantage that is Bad politicians with colorful agenda.

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  • Joseph F. Gonslaves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear Article writer,
    Your points are demolished with the following see below:



    The governments have changed but do these fanatics changed themselves or these fanatics died. No.

    Unless a human changes his inner heart these things will go on……

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  • jeetendra hegde, mumbai

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Good article...,In INDIA ,Those so called parties and politicians are self centered one , than the social service like rest of the world.. Indian parties and politicians are power hungry and to come to power, can stoop to any level.

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  • Dev Sagar, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    First time in the history of India this glorious tradition of attack on minorities was planned and successfully carried out by our beloved Advaniji by way of demolition of the historic Babri masjid. Our Sriman Yeddyurappaji continued the same in Karnataka. Till then church and mosque attacks were never heard of in India. BJP gets the full credit for starting this dark age of attacks all over India. Our potential PM, Modi overtook everybody by orchestrating the carnage of thousands innocent muslims during 2002 riots. No one in India can deny the above facts. The bottom line is BJP is not good for a democratic, secular India.

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  • HPP, Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear Mr. Salian
    You rightly said that 2nd category cannot digest truth..Now majority hindu should unite not for quarrel with other community but to show true love tolerance, which is our age old history..

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    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    BJP,your communal politics won't work. We are all Indians. BJP agenda is to divide and rule the country since they don't seem to be getting anywhere. And, they have resorted to killing,attacking on religious places and hurting human beings by instigating riots in Orissa, Gujarat and Karnataka too - in the name of religion.

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Don't be a slave of any political party while posting comment... stop blame game without having any concrete proof... live in this soil as Indian first..midnight church bell ringing incident.. capitana church attack still fresh in our mind...

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  • ROBIN STEEVAN, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Learn to respect other faiths as much as you respect your own.
    Remember different faiths lead through different paths but the destination is one and the same. Every 1 knows your politics & party agenda,,,don't act like living saint.

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  • Ek Bharat Shresta Bharat, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    There is a Political Brain in behind of this issue. This incident took place while BJP was in Power mean while Mahendra kumar sateted His role.It looks like some stong people gave him bribe to do this and bring black mark to BJP.Later he joind JDS and now where is he JDS side lined him.And to be honest congress is on power in State why the investigation has been stoped???? Million dollar question. Second point Why nobody is protesting including christain Group members???

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  • Stephen, sakleshpur

    Tue, Oct 15 2013


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  • malcolm, Dadra & Nagar Haveli , Gujrat

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Forget about media mum in this , u can also notice that on Dussera day at ramlila maidan our vice president Hamid Ansari didnt touched the aarati taali which offered to him and refused in front of the national media. Then the media is mouthshut but when a khaji offered a topi to Mr. Modi u remember how this media acted busy.

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  • Joseph F. Gonslaves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    If you are in Gujarat,
    May be there is no religious freedom.
    In central there is religious freedom. It is for an individual's choice and his wish and will to exercise freedom to practice one's own religion.

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  • kishor, mumbai

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    I cannot call this nation as secular every single thing in India is linked with Religion/Caste
    Best example is Mr. Joseph

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  • Joseph F. Gonslaves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear kishor, mumbai,




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  • kishor, mumbai

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    There is no word of secular/communal in my dictionary.
    Only communal people need secular word

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  • Prabhat, Hyderabad

    Wed, Oct 16 2013

    Wah re so called secular.
    For Modi it was not religious freedom, for hamid ansari it is religious freedom.

    Don't forget 80% of the peoples are fully aware with this so called secularism.

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  • Krishnaraj Salian, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Hats off to our Vice President, Mohammad Hamid Ansar who didn't touch or even put his Hands over AARTI of PUJA THAALI at Ram Leela Ground Delhi !

    Hats Off to this real Secular Vice President who rejected the Fascist HINDU Religious Ritual in presence of thousands , PM & Cabinet!

    Note: If Narendra Modi refuse to wear skull cap he is communal & if Mohd. Hamid Ansari refuse to take Aarti, its his religious beliefs.

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  • Joseph F. Gonslaves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear Mr. Krishnaraj Salian, Mangalore,



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  • Krishnaraj Salian, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Mr. Gonslaves,
    You seem to running short of Memory.. Exactly a year back when Modi attended a EID Rally without wearing a Skull cap, The so called Secular Medias made big Hungama of it.. Am sure u too might have seen how Medias BARKed over Secularism theory... & now same Media's Prefer to Ignore the Truth.. Remember my Number 2 type of People in the society. ( Please read my comments in the below)

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  • Durgadas Suvarna, BLORE/MLORE

    Wed, Oct 16 2013

    Joseph F. Gonslaves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore secularism should be there only in heart and not like congis who do so much of veshas and dramas inorder to secure votes.

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  • florine, mumbai

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear writer
    Your article seems to be indirectly motivated by the vested interests of the then ruling party and once again opening the wounds which are on the verge of healing.

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  • Arun Furtado, MUSCAT/MANGALORE

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    i sincerely feel the author is a BJP supporter>

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  • Bryan, Bahrain

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    @Bollu, Mangalore my Question to you is: I you trying to prevent the Idiots who are hurting other religion, so I guess us as a Christian society should let ourselves being taken to ransom by a few religious Fanatics this is a little unfortunate. These religiously fanatic people are not matured enough to hear, honor or respect other religions. You say don't make it a big issue, So I guess if one social evil is ok then other becomes ok too for you. When will people like you grow up?

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  • rajprakash, mangalore/ksa

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    There should be a strict law like life imprisonment or death penalty to punish those who instigate communal violance without a strong reason.
    I think Cong is the most communal party in india.
    Having 3 ministers in DK none of them dare to speak on the church attack. What stops them condemning this attack?, because christians are calm, tolerance and peace loving people?,if so they are given more protection.
    What would have the result if such a thing happened to a temple or a mosque?
    No one should be allowed to play with religious sentiments of the people. So every small incident must be taken seriously.

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  • Roshan, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    What the miscreant did not achieve by vandalizing the grotto, here the article writer is trying to gain, which is publicity. It looks like writer is blind to the fact that, the church attacks were well-coordinated attacks by Bajrang Dal activits, in multiple places at the same time. This by itself is a evidence that they are well planned in advance. Second, the vandalizers proclaimed they were responsible in every print and media, this shows that they were fully backed up by political power. Third, BJP was in denial mode for a long long time and hesitated to take action, despite overwhelming visual evidences. This is no Gujarat, here people have much better bonding irrespective of religion they practice. They know where to give benefit of doubt and to whom. Sorry to say, this is a very feable attempt to absolve BJP of its crime.

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  • Aye, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    We need effecient, intelligent and sensible police officers like DySP Jayanth Shetty to be more active in our region. I believe such officers can bring down anti-social and communal activites and make this a better place.

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Loretto church issue and puttur muslim women Nausheda kidnap drama case must be investigated....

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear writer...stray incidents do happen irrespective of Government. But the action taken after the incident shows what the government thinks. There is no doubt that BJP was a and also is a communal party. Even in 1990 they came to power only by communal sentiments. Now people of India have learnt very well what BJP is upto...!!!??? No more communal agenda of works for India...!!!

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / KSA

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Mahendra Kumar who has already made all arrangements to go to Janata Dal has made this statement. Anyway, the question is why pseudo seculars are quite now? If it is BJP government, whether pseudo seculars behaviour and actions will be the same? Whether these pseudos love Congress more than their religion?? However, I must agree that non-pseudo christians (of course, huge in number) are very sad against congress government but not vocal by nature.

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  • Antony Cony, Karkala/Qatar

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    One should not defend or find excuse in the crime !!
    It was the brain child of BJP that started attacking minority holy places continuously BUT hard to break at a given time. Example a tail which is bent on destruction, not easy to straighten it up. Do not blame the media nor the present government, it is just recurrence of old disease.

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  • Krishnaraj Salian, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear Richa Nayak - Mangalore,

    I would like to inform you that, Basically there are two types of people in the society.
    1) Uneducated, Illiterate and Unaware of the things happening around us Who likely believe what mass says.. ( It's OK for some Extent)
    2) There are Very Educated people who knows exactly what happens in the city, aware of reasons and cause, Have good Brain.. But they Prefer to Mute Their Brain, and IGNORE the Truth. Bcoz they cannot Digest the Truth...

    You article is very much meant for the people listed in Number 2. It is a practice in entire country to but blame on BJP for any communal fight takes place, If there is BJP ruling, they say whenever BJP comes to power Riots increases ( E.g Karnataka), In other cases where BJP is not ruling, but riots takes place, they quickly say BJP behind the Riot to "GET" in to power. (Eg. UP,ANdhra, Bihar.)
    What is most Funny is that, They have NO ANSWER when Riots take place in a State like J&K, Odissa, West Bengal, Manipur, Nagaland, Assam, Mijoram, Kerala.. Where Neither BJP, nor RSS/BD/VHP or any of its associates exists.. But RIOTS ARE VERY VERY COMMON...

    Some people never realise that there is No BJP HAND coz they Are UNEDUCATED, However some people Realise it but they Prefer to IGNORE IT.. Coz Thier Brain will be in MUTE STATE....

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  • Prashanth, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Well said Mr. Krishnaraj. This is our society. AND SECONDLY BLAMING IS BECAME INDIAN CULTURE NOW, without any religion barrier. Even during election no parties try to gain votes on their achievements, but only by blaming other parties. because people want to hear only negative things. That is the reason our elected members not able to give good governance, because people are much attracted to negativity.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Thu, Oct 17 2013

    Do you support the crime? forget about your analysis and talk the facts now. do you support attacks on personal property inside the compound. learn to live a respected peaceful life and do good around people and stop supporting criminals whether it is bjp or cong who cares. it is people who suffers for wrong reasons. Christians are not done any bad to India rather helped in thousands to educate, and many ways. Instead thanking we always get attacks from idiots.

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  • vivek, mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    This country will never improve. There are too many religions in the first place. Population has always been the concern, add to it the politics, corruption and the lobbying of minorities and the backward castes. It is a ticking time bomb and we cannot afford to be so sensitive. Nobody has seen god, it is only our faith and the way we have been brought up by our respective parents who followed their respective religion and passed it on to the next generation. What we all forget to teach our children is that we are human first, Indian next and then our religion. Hindu,muslim,christian etc.. All have to find their end one day and we better do good towards humanity rather than just religion. World will be a better place to live in.

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  • Roshan, Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Hindus who believes in SECULARISM and like minded people have given full support to congress and have thrown BJP from power for their communal thoughts..... Jai Ho Hindustan

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  • McQueen, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    The BJP came to power at the center playing the religion card, after the demolition of the babri masjid. And they keep trying to do it every time, through their crony affiliated non-political parties.
    whosoever has written this article, seems more interested in trying to place the blame on the ruling party right now, then in finding a solution. For all you know, a drunkard might just have thrown stones and ran away! And that person could belong to any religion! or it might even be a conspiracy by the previous regime, to malign the present government.
    The intelligent people of mangalore had a fear psychosis, when the previous regime was there. We know now, that stringent action WILL BE taken.
    This article smacks of jealousy, and is in poor taste. The author of this article should do good to write something more sensible.

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    If anti social element of any community pelt stone to temple can I blame your community without evidence ???

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  • Joseph F. Gonslaves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear jeevan, mangalore,


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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Whatever may be the argument, one thing is sure, all political parties protect such miscreants under their umbrella. No one is really concerned about minorities or majorities! Only thing they do is vote bank politics! Forget about protecting other religions, these people won't hesitate to sell their own parents for the sake of votes!

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  • Vashal, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Then what happened to the state election results?This 2014 Election too congress will sweep the victory.No doubt to that.Those who attack any religious places will pay the price. no wonder.Let the peace prevail in our country.

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Hindustan is place for all religious.. as long as hindus are majority every one has free to follow their religion... attack on religious places is really condemnable but blame game as well as pointing finger to particular community without evidence will not be tolerated... morethan temple,church, mosque should not play politics to appease any particular parties atleast in future...

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    What you said is absolutely right..
    It's in the past..Hindustan given shelter for all religions. No where you will see same in any other countries..due to fearness will overtake there own religion. Hinduism itself is mother of all religions. It means we are given full freedom to one and all..for that reason..people are taking advantage of our goodness. We know very well what's good and what's bad.

    Why people not protested when church attack happened in Pakistan..??? Don't create such scenario saying lion arrived. If real lion comes what you people will do..?? Jai Ho..

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  • Pastor E. W. Frank, Udupi-576101

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear friends: Korea

    I am in Korea, city called Sondon. Whatever I read it is true and the BJP government paid a heavy price for that. There will be no more BJP in Karnataka, because Christians of India prayed to our Living God for the down fall of BJP, God is one the Throne to reward according to their works. Now the new government is doing their best to eradicate caste system and bring unity among Indians as one Nation under God. We are hoping the best soon and Congress is the only government which can run India smoothly. I expect a lot from our ministers like Mr. Oscar, Mr. Moily, Mr. Kharge, and our wonderful Chief Minister Siddhramayya. Let us give them one solid year from now on.

    Pastor E. W. Frank, Pres.
    AIDCC(R), Udupi-576101

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  • Ajith, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    The author of this article is biased and a RSS sympathizer. People can see through the designs of Saffron groups. Their sole purpose of existence is to spread poison and get support from majority for their party BJP so that by hook or crook they can get power. Agreed now congress is ruling but people are mature enough to understand who gains out of these incidents. There is no politics here. People know who is responsible for communal discord in this country for the last 65 years.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    In 2008 post church attacks, Mahendra Kumar of Bajrang Dal who openly announced that these attacks took place at the behest of the ruling party. Isn't that a strong enough evidence?

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  • Hubert D'souza, Mangalore Dubai

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Any way God have given punishment to them.This incident may be done by the influence of alcohol.

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    It's request don't try to make a big issue. Just patch-up where it it. If given more political angle..things turn worse. Now not much happened in Mangalore...otherwise it will spread to other places and miscreants will play a game..and afterwards very difficult to handle. May be it's done by some local people..nothing create panic...

    Did we not kept quiet..when someone burnt poster of Modiji in Gurpur..If you people go on protesting it will comes to the attention of all...Jai Ho..

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  • Harrys, Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 16 2013

    Hello Bollu, poster of Narendra Modi
    is greater than the worship place for you?What a stale statement!

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