The Indian government subsidizes the Hajj. Can’t Christians get comparable consideration? Or do Muslims have the privileged status in India that they are trying to win in the West?
“Christians seek Haj-like sops,” from The Hindu, June 27 (thanks to Twostellas):
THANJAVUR: Christians Vazhvurimai Iyakkam of Thanjavur Diocese has appealed to the Tamil Nadu Government to provide Haj-like concessions to Christian pilgrims who visit Jerusalem, the birth place of Jesus Christ.
In a resolution adopted at a meeting held here recently, the Iyakkam said that concessions were given to Christians in Andhra Pradesh. The Iyakkam also appealed to the Government to give the concessions and privileges given to SCs and STs to SC and ST Christians also.