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No role for other religions in Uttaranchal: BJP

September 16, 2003 17:36 IST
Last Updated: September 16, 2003 17:44 IST

A day after its workers burned Christian literature in Dehradun, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday said there is "no role" for other religions in Uttaranchal, which is dominated by Hindus and Buddhists.

"The tendencies of some religions to pollute our culture cannot be tolerated in Uttaranchal," BJP state unit president Manohar Kant Dhyani said in Dehradun.

The literature that was burned was being distributed in some schools in Ranipokhri and Doiwala area near Dehradun.

The BJP is not against any particular community, but it is trying to preserve the cultural identity of Uttaranchal, he said.

The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, meanwhile, accused the BJP of fomenting communalism in the state.

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Sub: Burning of christian literature

Burning someone's religious literature is no way to preserve one's own culture or religious way of life. These fools who claim to represent the greatest ...

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What was the intention of editors about this story? Does this story makes significant news in an environment where politicians are smart enough to ...

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Sub: Can not remain ignorant of other religions

We can not remain ignorant of what other religions teach and know good about them. We should introduce in our education system about other religions ...

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this way i think bjp is not going to make much dent in the minds of public.better they concentrate on the some of the problems ...

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