Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Are we Hindus too tolerant?

I do not claim to be a scholar of Hindu philosophy or Hinduism. Considering some of the decisions Government took from 2004-2014 and looking at certain portions of History, one would come to a conclusion that Hindus are either too weak or too tolerant. We are perhaps tolerant and not weak. Despite Hindus being extra ordinarily tolerant, there are those who teach tolerance to Hindus don't understand, the faith teaches seeing divinity in everything.

For Hindu Nationalists, our history starts with Raja Bharat or even before. For Secularists, our history starts with Jehadi attack on Sindh.
The Afghans, Turks, Mughal and British came to India, ruled, looted, and converted beheaded, divided and walked away.
In  J&K,Abdulla once told Kashmiri Pandits----- Raliv,Chaliv Ya Galiv---- (Become us, Flee or get Decimated). While politicians indulged in politics of appeasement, we Hindus became refugees in our own land. Ethnic Cleansing was complete. Hindus migrating from Bangladesh are put into detention camps while illegal Muslim migrants crossing over are issued ration cards and voter ID cards.Gradually,West Bengal s being converted into a Muslim majority state

The atmosphere has been so created by the media and previous Government that it is right in India to say “I am a proud Muslim”, “I am proud Christian” is fine but when I say “I am a Proud Hindu" I am communal. Who will decide?

With every Hindu festival  an advisory is isuued...During Diwali, we are told not to burn crackers. During Holi, we are told not play with colors. During Navratris ,we are told  not play loud speakers. Will these seculars ever suggest a bloodless Eid?

In a District in West Bengal, Hindus are not allowed to cremate their dead without permission from administration as it is a Muslim majority area.

One can abuse Hindu God in the middle of the street. A painter can paint Hindu Goddesses in most derogatory position and get away. Let someone do so with any other community to understand what tolerance is and what violence is.

Census of 2011 was not made public by the Government. It is obvious from the figures that with passing time, Hindu population is declining.

A report published by Pew Research Centre, internationally shows; Hindus will be a minority by the year 2071, thus implying India will be an Islamic State.

Is it time for a Uniform Civil code In India?

The Hindu salutation 'Namaskar' means that I bow to that divinity in you.



SG said...

This is somewhat similar to what is happening in USA. There, you can have Black Caucus, Black Student Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, etc. But you are not allowed to have a White Caucus, White Student Association, and any association for the advancement of white people.

indu chhibber said...

You have raised very valid points,but this vote bank politics can distort anything.

Alka Gurha said...

Frankly, I don't know much about the Uniform Civil Code so I won't comment but yes, Hinduism is a tolerant religion that accepts all.

Purba said...

I guess when you claim to be a secular country where Hindus are a majority, you end up pandering to the whims of the so called 'minorities'.

Rahul Bhatia said...

The policy of appeasement has been a bane of this country ! Things do'nt seem to be changing for anything better soon:(

Unknown said...

Hope the present Govt. will take some action on this issue.

anilkurup59 said...

I empathize, and agree with most of your statements, if not all.
Hinduism is the lasting example of tolerance and inclusiveness. If not for that firstly Hinduism will not have these numerous Gods and Goddesses and no one is inhibited from supplicating to his chosen, any, all or even none. In fact Hindu Gods are not jealous and advocating decimation of any non-believers. That tolerance and inclusiveness made the kings and rulers of ancient Hindu India accommodative, benevolent and extending largesse with land and favour to the evangelists and foreign faiths from across the seas. That proved fatal not then as much as it proved detrimental after Independence, vote bank politics paving the way.
I do not think we should blame the tolerance of the faith. The roguishness, the malevolence is of the Political class, starting from Gandhi who used Khilafat to drum up Muslim support for his agendas. Later taken to extreme ends by Indira Gandhi and the successive Congress govts.
But what is the antidote for this serious issue?

Insignia said...

Its true. Its sad as well.. But people should realise. It shouldn't matter at all. But you need some weapon to play with and thats what people in power are doing

Sandhya said...

We, Hindus don't fight back. We run away to America where we are still a secondary citizen...but feel happy. Politicians have ruined our country and most of them are Hindus! They don't mind hurting their own people. They don't think about the future of their own family. Money alone will not bring peace for their family too.

Feel scary.

Bikram said...

This is a serious issue and Not just with Hinduism.. The same is with Sikhism too .. declining numbers.

politics is a dirty game in our nation


Shilpa Garg said...

The vote bank politics can do anything!

The Holy Lama said...

Vote bank politics is bad. But we must not fear that Muslims may outnumber us in India. If it happens, it just will be another age for India. Religions survive even if they do not have many people following it. Parsis for example. Life continues. Don't be afraid. Muslims are as much a part of our culture and social life. They have cultured minds amongst them. Muslims in India are a different lot. Humanity needs to survive.

Raj said...

Very true and yes, very disturbing. Hindus have sacrificed a lot in India in the name of Secularism and till date, we are scared to state that we are Hindus. The fact that other communities are no longer in Single digits, is never acknowledged by the Govt. However one sees the same in Europe, with most communities marrying late, having fewer children.. That is more to do with long term Economics, but the result.. Other religions take this as an instance to populate and eliminate.

sm said...

India needs equality of laws

BK Chowla, said...

its same the world over.But,we as Hindus are perhaps the most tolerant race in the universe.

BK Chowla, said...

indu chibber
This idea of vote bank politics is the real culprit

BK Chowla, said...

Alka Gurha,
Its not only about UCC,its more about tolerance by Hindus for centuries.

BK Chowla, said...

may be,but,the divide has been created by politicians.We as Hindus havent shown inclination to stand up and be heard

BK Chowla, said...

Rahul Bhatia,
Of course it is a bane.have we stood up against it?

BK Chowla, said...

Usha Menon,
If this govt doesnt,it also may become unpopular in coming years

BK Chowla, said...

AnilKumar Kurup,
I am glad you agree with most of my points

BK Chowla, said...

Bindu,this time over people have shown their power.Lets see how it goes

BK Chowla, said...

This time over is the last hope for India.Unless,we take notice,we will be in serious trouble.
Look, what is happening in WB

BK Chowla, said...

I know,but,its more about Islam as theyb have a block vote of 20% share

BK Chowla, said...

Shilpa Garg,
The entire issue is all about vote bank politics.

BK Chowla, said...

Rajesh Asarpota,
We all seem to know of the problem.Question is,why arent Hindus waking up and trying to be heard

BK Chowla, said...

The moment we talk of UCC,we are called communal