The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has asked the government to take necessary measures and safeguard the community’s interests.
By demanding an immediate ban on the decor of Goregaon Social, a Mumbai restaurant, the so-called representatives of the Catholic community have played into the hands of majoritarian nationalists.
Thousands in Mexico protested against a proposal last month to legalise same-sex marriage saying it would undermine Catholic values and the traditional family, but a deeper analysis reveals flaws in those arguments.
As elections to the state near, the hardliners think the BJP is being too soft on the church and its educational policies.
In a show of solidarity, the Muslim community attended Catholic masses in France and Italy.