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Curbing religious violence: Bhagat's take

Many religious texts contain violence as well and some groups interpret them as a call for violence. Chetan Bhagat says, "(The Hindu text) Gita's famous saying 'a virtuous war must be fought' can be seen as justifying violence." How come this phrase is not interpreted more often as a call for violence? Bhagat answers, "Hindu radical groups don't have as much power as Muslim radical groups do." By power, he means financial, military, political, and media power. "This power needs to be curbed" is Bhagat's solution to the problem of violence based on any religion. Click to read his article.

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