Bishop’s jihad statement continues to rage in Kerala

Joseph Kallarangatt

Thiruvananthapuram:  There seems to be no end to the war of words that has surfaced among various players over the statement by a Catholic bishop with regard to ‘narcotic jihad’ and the latest to join the chorus is none other than Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, who is expected to arrive to meet the bishop very soon.

Syro Malabar Church Pala diocese bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt on Friday had said that Catholic girls in Kerala were now becoming the victims of ‘Love and narcotic Jihad’ and the traditional rival political parties came out criticising the bishop, while the BJP decided to support him.


Pillai said, what the bishop aired was just his concern and none needs to see beyond what he said.

“All what has happened will be brought to the notice of the Centre. The role of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is to ensure that those who are denied justice get it,” and dropped enough hints, that he might call on the bishop.

State BJP president K. Surendran said the people in Kerala without prejudice should discuss and debate what the bishop has said.

“We will make one thing very clear, we the BJP are least interested to make political capital out of this,” said Surendran.

But Leader of Opposition V.D. Satheesan slammed the Vijayan government who he said has some vested interest to serve.

“The Kerala government should ensure that a probe is conducted into what the bishop has said. There should be no attempt to see that a free for all breaks out between two communities,” said Satheesan.

State Congress president K. Sudhakaran asked Vijayan to see that an all party meeting is called and also a meeting of all religious heads to discuss and debate the recent turn of events, following the statement made by the bishop.-IANS


  1. Ideology and motives of peaceful religion are known to all. All places which were earlier non-peaceful religion such as Egyptians, Persians, Mesopotamians, Afghans, Sindh’s, Bengalis, Indonesians, North Africans, The Levant, Shirazis and many others were converted using a combination of rule of sword, jizzya tax among non-peaceful religion people, treachery and trickery ( such as saying that Ali was the tenth avatar of Vishnu ), massacres, forced demolition of religious places, sexual slavery etc.
    Methods have changed to entrapping vulnerable females by using a combination of seduction, intoxicants and blackmail. Better all be careful.


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