As an Indian (Singaporean), i feel sad for Indians all over the country. I have been to India several times and i have always felt safe. I have met Indian Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Punjabis and Gujeratis. I feel sad because Hindu militant groups are tearing the country apart, not realizing the damage they are bringing upon themselves (both local and international). Christianity has been flourishing in India since St Thomas arrived there and many Hindu militants/hardliners/fundamentalists do not know about the history of Christianity in India.
Christianity (Catholic/Orthodox) is unlike Protestantism or Islam where conversion means severing ties with your cultural identity (in most cases). Catholicism or Orthodoxy does not demand self-denial of your culture and customs. This is where Hindu militants need to understand - Christianity is not a by-product of Colonialism. The Colonialists do not represent Christianity nor are Westerners the enemies of Indians. The Hindu militants also need to understand Christianity did not originate from the West, as some ignorant ones would think. Nor is technology necessarily a product of evil. If the IT sector/culture didn’t flourish in India, she would still be in the stone age and she would be lacking far behind like how some Muslim nations are suffering, trying to catch up with the rest of the world.
What India seriously needs now is a charismatic leader - one who isn’t bias and not easily swayed by corruption. India needs to live up to its name as the world’s largest democratic nation. Truly unbiased and wants to compete in the technological advances she is famous for. The new leader should also strive to educate Indians on racial and religious harmony. Use another country as her benchmark - say for example, Singapore (even though i am not a fan of Singapore’s nepotic politics).