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Our Rights, Our Fights

The phrase “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” summarizes the Indians’ general attitude towards humanity, nature and the Divine – in both Vedic and non-Vedic cultures. Prudent use of the resources and proactive participation in the environmental conservation is, not a mere strategy of survival, rather a result of a profound realization that “the relationship of humans with the world is a constitutive part of the human identity” (Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, #452). However, the scenario is fast-changing. While India continues to produce persons and mechanisms committed to environmental holism, the poor environmental practices introduced for the economic and political gains of a few privileged, are causing ignominious environmental and social disasters; and it is time to wake up – now.

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The author is a scholastic of Kohima Region, studying theology in Centre Sèvres, Paris.