(BosNewsLife) – Supporters and officials of hard-line Hindu groups have accused Christians of involvement in a Pakistan-backed insurgency in India ‘s north-eastern states, adding to fears of new religious tensions there. Speaking at a Hindu-led seminar in the town of Ghaziabad near New Delhi , social scientist Dr. J.K. Bajaj reportedly complained that “the insurgency in Nagaland and other north-eastern states is supported by [the] church and Pakistan ‘s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).”
Dr. Bajaj, who serves at the Centre for Policy Studies and is co-author of the controversial book “Religious Demography of India”, made the comments as he presented a “paper” with his conclusions, said the Asian Tribune publication. The scientist was quoted as saying that the Christian population in Nagaland, Mizoram and other north-eastern states had increased “extraordinarily”. Dr. Bajaj is a close ally of the influential Hindu militant group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and a supporter of its Hindutva ideology. The ideology advocates “one nation, one culture, one religion, one language” and allows religious minorities to live in the country only in subordination to the Hindu majority community.