Sunday, May 17, 2009

VOMC welcomes Indian election results

The Voice of the Martyrs welcomes the victory of the Congress Party and the resounding defeat of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recent Indian federal election.  It is hoped that the decline in BJP support, in particular, will result in the re-establishment of a more religiously tolerant Indian society than has been evident in recent months and years.  While in opposition and in government, the BJP and its supporters have presided over or instigated several anti-Muslim and anti-Christian pogroms. Hundreds have died and thousands made homeless due to their actions. 

We are grateful that the Indian people have expressed their rejection of the BJP’s militant brand of Hinduism. We commit ourselves to continue to pray for India in the days ahead and urge Christians around the world to join us.

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