In 1995, the country’s highest court ruled that seeking votes in the name of Hinduism is not a form of corruption. The verdict was heavily criticized, because the defendant in that trial had been elected on the back of Hindutva, a nationalist ideology . The president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC ) urges a favorable decision of the Supreme Court in view of the general elections of May 2014. “In states where Hindutva is pursued, minorities live in insecurity”.
This is a welcome decision by a Supreme Court that’s been doing some great things of late.
However, seeing that we’re close to electing our first “Hindutva” Prime Minister this year, it may be a case of too little, too late. But there is hope.