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Christians too want subsidy for Jerusalem pilgrimage

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Osiris, Feb 18, 2011.

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  1. Patrician

    Patrician Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Give them? Why not cancel for all of them. Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs...all of them.
     
  2. rcscwc

    rcscwc Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Yes, please do cancel for Hindus and Sikhs first, if such a subsidy does exist at all. Then cancel for all others.
     
  3. Patrician

    Patrician Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    I know. I know.
     
  4. RobbieS

    RobbieS 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I guess only Muslims receive this subsidy. No other religious community gets it. Why? because they are the largest minority votebank. And the Haj subsidy is now a tricky scenario. Any govt. that abolishes it will be seen as anti-Muslim. So no govt wants to take that risk and no party wants to suggest it although abolishing it makes perfect sense.
     
  5. Coltsfan

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    If that was the reason then the parties that do not rely on Muslim vote-banks should have abolished Haj subsidies when they came in power.

    That begs the question, why has no party taken the steps to remove religious subsidies irrespective of their ideologies?
     
  6. RobbieS

    RobbieS 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Every party that has come to power relies on the 15% Muslim votebank. You forget that the 20 years has seen coalition govts invariably made up of a couple of parties that rely on the Muslim votebank. SP, BSP, JDU, Congress and many more.
     
  7. rcscwc

    rcscwc Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    SP, RJD and Pswan are specially shameless about it. In 2005, Bihar had elections twice. First time, Paswan's party won about 30 seats, and without it a govt was not possible. But his condition: ONLY a muslim can be the CM of Bihar. None accepted it. Next elections saw him cut down to his pygmy size. Lalu banked on Muslim Yadav combination. SP is led by Mula Yam Singh.
     
  8. Coltsfan

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    So basically what you are saying in a nutshell is that 15% Muslims control the electoral destiny of 85% Hindus and other religions?:nono:
     
  9. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    this 15% is a electoral majority or decisive power in 100+ lok sabha constituencies
     
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  10. RobbieS

    RobbieS 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    That might be correct. Check the list of every major coalition that has come to power in the past 20 years. NDA, UPA etc. many of their partners drew heavily on the Muslim votebank. And these very same partners later exercised their hold and held the ruling coalition to ransom to get them to agree to their demands.
     
  11. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    how can a poor spend thousands of rupees for his passport?and other expenditures
     
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  12. Optimist

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    Christians' demand is justified considering Muslims get it.

    I'm for scraping all such subsidies. If u give it, give it to all else scrape it.
     
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  13. Bad Wolf

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    then give subsidy to hindu also for all trip (tirth yatra)
    becose india is dharmanirpeksha country
    and rule for all
     
  14. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Hindu's and Sikh are also getting travel subsidies..for Hindu pilgrimages to Manasarovar in China and Similarly, some state governments provide facilities to Hindu and Sikh pilgrims to visit temples and gurudwaras in Pakistan
     
  15. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    Ridiculous. Indain constitution doesn't define 'secular' the way, say, the french do- 'absence of relegion', but as 'equal respect for all relegions'
     
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