Assam lynch mob #fundie #psycho firstpost.com

In a gruesome incident a tribal Hindu youth was killed and hanged in Assam’s Lakhimpur district allegedly for loving and trying to marry a Christian girl without converting to Christianity.

The incident took place in Koilamri Balijan area of Assam. According reports from the locals and the police, Biki Bishal was dragged out of his house allegedly by cadre drawn from four Christian churches in the area and lynched to death.

Reports said that Biki Bishal and the Christian girl in question were in love and wanted to marry. The girl also moved in with Biki in his house.

Later, a large mob drawn from local churches gathered outside Biki’s house and threatened him with grave consequences. While the mob took the girl with them, Biki was given the option to convert to Christianity or break things off with the girl.

When Biki rejected the offer to convert to Christianity, the mob allegedly vandalised his house and then killed him. Later, his body was found hanging from a tree.

Ramesh Pokhriyal #fundie firstpost.com

[Note: 2014 source]

Astrology topmost science, ancient sage did nuclear test: BJP MP Pokhriyal's gems of wisdom

The controversy over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's statements is still to die down but BJP MP and former chief minister of Uttarakhand Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has stirred up a fresh one by claiming in Parliament that astrology is a superior form of science dwarfing everything else.

"All streams of science are dwarfed in stature when compared with the science of astrology. Astrology is the number one science for the entire world," he said.

The minister's statments came during a debate in the Lok Sabha on a legislation to give more powers to the School of Planning and Architecture.

During the debate, Pokhriyal also claimed that nuclear tests are not new to India. According to Pokhriyal, in ancient India sage Kanad conducted the first nuclear test.

The Indian Express quoted the BJP MLA as saying:

"Lakhs of years ago, Sage Kanad had conducted a nuclear test. Our knowledge and science do not lack anything."

Pokhriyal also revisited Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on genetic science's existence in ancient India and agreed with it.

"People raised questions on Modiji’s comments on Ganesh’s surgery. It was actually a surgery. The science or knowledge to transplant a severed head existed only in India," Pokhriyal said during the debate in Lok Sabha, reported Zee News .

The minister was not only criticized for his comments which undermined science but members of Left, Congress and Trinamool Congress came down heavily on the former CM.

While the opposition and other parties were up in arms against the statement made by Pokhriyal, the BJP MP stuck to his stand and said there should be a proper discussion on the subject and astrology "should get the respect it deserves."