The chief minister of the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad last Tuesday criticised Pope Benedict XVI for making anti-Islamic remarks. “The first thing, he shouldn’t have said it because he is a person no less than a Pope who is internationally respected by all communities,” Azad told a gathering of diplomats and journalists in Brussels last Monday. “The Pope is respected in our country by Muslims, Hindus, Christians. As a matter of fact it was very shocking coming...

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