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Let us Bury the Hindu Holocaust and Move Forward

Sandeep’s blog on Hindu Holocaust is true. No community has been slaughtered like this in history. But let us not rub salt in old wounds.

The number of Hindus wiped out by Muslim invaders is equivalent to the population of several smaller countries in Europe. But didn’t Hinduism survive in spite of that? Why did it survive?

Gandhiji says:
If I were asked to define the Hindu creed, I should simply say: search the Truth through non-violent means. A man many not believe in God and still call himself a Hindu. Hinduism is a relentless pursuit after truth.
(Hindu Dharma, Orient Paperbacks, Published 1991, page 18 and 19.)

We cannot go back into history and correct all the wrong deeds. Similarly, we cannot blame the present day Muslim brothers for the wrong doing of their forefathers.

It must also be noted here that after independence Muslims have never attacked Hinduism and its beliefs and teachings. (I am not talking about riots created for political and personal needs.) But Christian missionaries have been attacking Hinduism and its teachings and at times have even made mockery of Hindu gods. Muslims have never done this. (This is not by ignoring the contribution of Christian missionaries in the certain fields.)

Then there are a few pseudo-secularists who always want to see the two communities fighting. So that they can start their speeches and articles on fundamentalism. Let us not fall prey to them also.

Instead of delving into history, we should look forward. Hindu community has numerous problems.

First and foremost is the existence of the evil caste system. We should be working towards the total mitigation of this evil system. Poverty is rampant in Hindu society. We should be working towards the overall improvement of the Hindu community.

We should derive strength from the fact that Hindus survived in spite of the holocaust, conquests and conversion efforts. This strength should be used for the betterment of the Hindu community in all walks of life. Let us bury history and move forward.