Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Politics and religion in India

Shiv Sena is a hindu nationalist party named after a seventeenth century Maharashtrian warrior king. It was formed during a time when immigrants from South India were taking jobs away from the Maharashtrian youth. It has been accused of instigating anti-muslim riots during 1992 and 1993.

They can be pretty backward. To give you an idea, here is a piece from the front of the Times of India's online edition.

Sena splits rape opinion halfway- The Times of India
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