Ahead of PM Narendra Modi visit, Chinese media says Hinduism behind absence of radical Islam in India

By: | Published: August 31, 2017 1:53 AM

In the wake of the Doklam standoff issue being sorted out and ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China next week for BRICS summit, an article published by Global Times has appreciated the role of India and its major religion Hinduism.

doklam stand off, pm narendra modi, narendra modi visit, modi china visit, brics summit 2017In the wake of the Doklam standoff issue being sorted out and ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s visit to China next week for BRICS summit, an article published by Global Times has appreciated the role of India and its major religion Hinduism. (Photo: PTI)

In the wake of the Doklam standoff issue being sorted out and ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China next week for BRICS summit, an article published by Global Times has appreciated the role of India and its major religion Hinduism. The article starts with the description of 1995 movie Bombay. The movie revolves around a Muslim woman and a Hindu man who fall in love and elope to get married against their family’s wishes. As they reach Mumbai, they become a victim of communal riots. The movie portrays the real life incidents of communal riots that happened in 1992.

Nevertheless, the article reveals that the movie triggered a question about the non-radicalization of Muslim groups in India as compared to the other parts of the world. The article goes on to say that there are seldom extreme Muslim organizations here as compared with organizations in many other Asian countries. It justifies its statement by quoting the Philippines, where Islamic extremists have devastated whole regions.

The Global Times report then praises Hinduism for the absence of radical Islam in India. While praising Hinduism, the article talks about how Hinduism has surpassed its identity as a religion and has become a lifestyle and social institution. “The world has taken notice. The lack of Islamic extremists in India has helped determine its role in Asia and has been taken into consideration by the US, Japan, Russia and European countries when it comes to their Asia policies,” report says.

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