harbans wrote:Where RamaY lives doesn't define Indian interests, does it?
The fact that you state you hate, dislike and want Xtians dislodged from where you originated and yourself stay in a Xtian dominated state make money, eat, drink, educate your kids there and more...says a lot about your priorities for sure.
This is the usual NRI bashing - if you are a NRI, you cannot be really concerned for Bharat, and you must be a hypocrite!
1) Even officially there is now what one calls - "Person of Indian Origin" (PIO) status. Not that one needs it but it underlines the recognition that even if one holds a foreign (non-Indian) passport, there is a bond which still remains to India, and does not vanish with taking another passport. It does not mean that the personal stakes of the NRIs in the situation in India (economic, law & order, governance, etc.) is just as high as it is for a Indian residing in India, but there is absolutely no need to doubt that for NRIs and PIOs, the civilizational stake in India's well-being is any less important to them as to Indians residing in India, and due to this civilizational stake, everything else also attains a higher importance.
2) Resident Indians have of course a ringside view of what is happening in India, especially with regard to Abrahamic pressure on the common Indian. NRIs and PIOs on the other hand become sensitized to this civilizational conflict due to their own environment in foreign lands, where they often have to reflect over questions of civilizational identity. The difference in perspective is one fresh-water fish living in its waters disturbed by the pollution and another fish from those waters now living in some other waters (salt-waters) feeling out of (its) waters.
3) In immigrant countries like USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and even South Africa, there is no need for the Bharatiya to feel that that Christianity is the de-facto culture of the land, and through one's presence one is intruding upon that culture and needs to feel obliged to respecting that culture. Even in other countries, once the cultures were "pagan" and not Abrahamic, so even there one need not accept the reigning Abrahamic religion as the host culture and thus show unlimited deference and indebtedness.
4) Too much emphasis is given on Westphalian nation-state constructs. Civilizations exist in a transnational sense. So regardless of whether a Bharatiya is in India or not, as long as he is immersed in Bharatiya Sanskriti and identifies himself with Bharatiya Sabhyata, he is in Bharat! One does not become an alien when one leaves Bharat's shores.
So we need to consider all this, before one makes arguments such as those above.