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also always of worship lead to the same god he said that i'm proud to speak of a feat that has taught the world not just tolerance but acceptance and so profoundly important idea because tolerance we are taught is a virtue but it's ultimately rather patronizing it says tolerance says i have the truth you are in error but i will make known i'm mostly indulging in your right to be wrong very different except where is accepted says much or it says actually i believe i have the truth you believe you have the truth i will respect your truth please respect my truth and by that logic hindu ism is willing to see the merit in every way of worship what it doesn't accept as the clip of any other faith to be exclusively right and it doesn't make any such claim itself hinduism has no equivalent of saying that only one way of reaching god or salvation it says always are equally valid ok what about what about this criticism of hindu ism that it it is based around the cost class system and oh you tackle the subject in here the
very idea of progress is there is hurt somehow by this version of universal acceptance well the thing is as far as the caste system is concerned many good hindus like myself i'd like to think devout in the us can find plenty of justification for. rejecting caste altogether for saying that this is not it's maybe part of a social construct of the way it has evolved in society as practiced in india but it's not intrinsic to the faith and i can show you as i've done in the book scriptural examples anecdotes from history parables from our our great old epics and other poor honor's which see that you should not pay attention to superficial external distinctions such as caste hierarchy but it's true that many hindus still practice it and particularly when it comes to discrimination against people because of their belonging to supposedly lower caste that is actually illegal in india it's
against the constitution where we have an affirmative action program for the so called costs and tribes from the lowest street of society the most the most unfortunate members of our society but discrimination prohibiting people entry into temples for example on the grounds of their cost that's illegal an action can be taken against you if you practice caste and that's what some would argue it is of a scale of say racism in the united states is the only difference is where is reeses visible castors not you can look at somebody and say oh that's have as new yorkers to look at somebody else and say he's up for the fact is that that's why cost is eroding with urbanization you know idea of the cost you're of the person you're rubbing shoulders with on the bus and with affirmative action the scum of democracy you may be an upper caste person go to an office and take orders from a lower caste woman that's life going too far to say and i know you touch upon this in the book and your previous book that the british entrenched the existing india
car system was a way of organizing in people in the colonialism well look the question of organizing the indian people in some of the communities i think attempted other bearded unable to do but you're right categorize control classify this was important to the. brits and the the map the census the museum were all instruments of colonial domination and showed it and they loved him to his and we can use this really can yes exactly so they actually did take we had castle we didn't have a car system in the rigid hierarchical ossified sense that it became under colonialism so are you against party politicization of religion generally whether it be political islam or political hinduism that's what i'm against identity politics generally whether you want to keep up political fervor and mobilize voters on the basis of cost of creed of religion i think identity is the least interesting
way to organize political contention we should have it's very powerful about ideas we should have arguments about ideology we should be have arguments about economics who's going to do most to give us a better life who's going to improve the education system who's going to defend our borders better those are legitimate grounds for argument but to say vote for me because i'm hindu or for me because we have the same caste i know it happens but doesn't mean i need to like it i don't and so basically the way the entire hindu religion is organized could be under any political system whether it be capitalism feudalism or communism it doesn't matter it or any of it it shouldn't matter in fact the point is precisely that's true of any society on earth that the wind which you organize yourself should be distinct from hindu ism in any case could be fascist it could exist under fascism yeah but hinduism you see actually sees religion as an intensely personal matter my father would pray every morning very development never oblige me wants to join in the idea is that it's everything about
religion is between you and your maker or whatever image of form of your me could you wish to worship or not that amount of choice is intrinsic to hindus so that kind of hammer all of that in into some sort of narrow street jacket of uniformity that's not something that's truly hindu or tall and that's where the political movement called hindutva which is. the ideology of the of the ruling party today and those forces supporting it that dismays me a great deal because in fact you can take such a vast completionist accepting diverse all encompassing religion and reduce it to the team identity of the british football hooligan which is what frankly some of the goons who are the fellow travellers of the hundreds of movement today are doing some studies say that common violence is up thirty percent under the render modi do you see any signs of optimism in recent months lessening of this identification of hindu islam and the hindu movement central tenets with the ruling of
india political the problem unfortunately is that communal and identity politics seems to get turned on and off when it suits those in power when the economics is doing well they'll talk about that when the government's doing badly they'll turn up the volume as it were of the common a loudspeaker in order to polarize voters on the grounds of religion so i can't be complacent or even optimistic the battle stop happening those who are in power today started off very much on the hindutva bandwagon mr modi won the last election with a significant upper layer as it were of economics of saying i will permit willems version or absolutely but but but it's also true that the economics has not been well managed and as a result the country is not as well off as the dreams mr moody and his colleagues managed to sell to the voters the big risk therefore is it may turn around and once
again creep up communal sentiment in order to compensate for the deficiencies of their economic performance it worries me well we invite the indian ambassador on to . give a challenge that thank you very much as you are thank you good talking to you hand that over the show we're back on wednesday on the eve of arguably the greatest sporting. in the world the world cup russia twenty eighteen till then keep in touch with us by social media with your wednesday the birthday of one of the world's greatest mathematician the scottish born james bond maxwell and forty seven years to the day the world work up to us lies about vietnam the initial releases from the so bold and to conventions. join me every thursday on the alec simon show and i'll be speaking to guest on the world of politics. i'm showbusiness i'll see you then.
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big stories this hour donald trump and kim jong un are in singapore for the highly anticipated u.s. north korea. the recent spike in tension and uncertainty on the korean peninsula. from across the globe ready for the fifa world cup some media outlets continue to push stereotypes about those infamous russian football who gets to australian film makers have been here find their stocks. in a stadium for. the nine year old girl is placed in rehab for her addiction to an online game after parents found distressing changes in behavior and psychologist taken on. video games. and i think included games have been
around for a long long time our children are losing a little bit of us as to what's real and what may be virtual. twenty four seven global news for. right first up for you this historic meeting between the leaders of america north korea is now just hours away and hopes of building that it may end months of tension and uncertainty donald trump and kim jong un are now both in singapore summit it's the first ever meeting between a sitting u.s. president and a north korean leader in the city state is stumping up an estimated fifty million dollars for the event and he explains what else makes this special. when it comes to the on off summits between the u.s. president and north korean leader it appears trump has a track record of making impromptu decisions and this historic meeting may fall on
another swift judgment how long will it take to figure out whether or not this or as i said maybe in the first minute trump's own level of seriousness is hard to measure so far we've seen insults and threats of a nuclear war which have suggested anything but progress in the past north korea this rate getting more interest of the united states. they will be met with far fewer. like the world has never seen a frightened dog barks louder i will surely definitely tame the mentally deranged us daughter and with fire now the stage is set the capella hotel on sentosa island sentosa meaning peace and tranquility perhaps at least the name will rub off on the fire really to this when it comes to negotiations is set they shouldn't even enter the meeting room fly the same door this is to avoid perceptions that one into fest
and is waiting for the other it will all be choreographed through with the mr president then mr kim each so i will try to add some steps to get advantage the question that hovis many decisions is how you will choose the menus what will they drink if trumps a teetotal and then there's the touchy subject of who pays for what during the pay on chang lympics the south korean government set aside two point six million dollars for hotel meal and transportation expenses for north korea although north korea which bring cheerleaders this time without question a top priority for both sides is security with the host country measures more stop and search house for place and increase in surveillance cameras and even restricted air space although this probably won't stop. the two leaders having their own security entourage if.
some three thousand janessa are expected to cover the historic summit in singapore it will be a neutral environment for the two leaders to play nicely by diplomatic protocol if trump gives at the time something good is going to happen it will happen fast i think within the first minute i'm not going to waste my time i don't want to waste is to put has introduced a special emoji for the sun and this is what it looks like also businesses in singapore have been gearing up for the historic meeting as well restaurants putting on special menus from tacos and burgers to cocktails and shots all related to the theme of the event besides the summit related products there are also the impersonates of the american and north korean leaders. wouldn't show me i'm still looking for the real starving musician somebody like