Interview with Indian rationalist who faces Catholic backlash
The New Scientist has as interview with Sanal Edamaruku, the Indian rationalist who faces a Catholic backlash after insisting that the “holy” water dripping from a statue of Christ came from a leaky drain:
You now face possible arrest. Why?
Leaders of two Catholic laity organisations have launched charges against me under section 295A of the Indian penal code. This charges a person with “deliberately hurting religious feelings and attempting malicious acts intended to outrage the religious sentiments of any class or community”. It is absurd to claim that I did anything of the sort.