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No Hindus do not hate Jews, they hate no religion for that matter.

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Submitted by Religion (India), Jun 15, 2010 at 01:01

Hi,

I am a Hindu. Muslims and Christians are an important part of Indian society.... we all have Muslim friends , neighbors, mates, we love them , and we are familiar to the way the dress , their rituals, and trust me the common Indian , be it Hindu or Muslim loves peace. Its the politicians who create these kind of problems. As far as Jews are concerned , there are a very few Jews in India, most of the Indians ...the ' not very educated ' public of India are not even aware of what Jews are , they read it only in books , when they read the history .. WW II . When the people of Ahmedabad saw an observant Jew on the roads , wearing a long hat and a traditional dress ( As mentioned ). they might be looking at you because you seems / were dressed in a different way. Would you not give a strange look to an Indian Sage or a Priest dressed in saffron dress or wearing a dhoti and kurta ( traditional Indian dress), and walking on the rodas of Israel ?

Do you feel its fair to Jump to a conclusion after talking to just one Sudra ( Dalit) ? what all and how much will you know about a country as big and versatile as India in just a day's tenure or two. I do agree that there were times when Dalits were treated badly, but times have changed. Which society does not have problems ? Even the world's best / most free country America faces the problem with the blacks and whites. Well we do have a few very educated and very well mannered Dalits too, I must add. They also say that Jews are arrogant and greedy . Is that true with all of Jews ? As far as the sudras are concerned... the Indian government is making so much for them... they are provided with ALL sorts of facilities. Did you know , the dalits get reservation ( more that 50% ) in all kind of educational institutes, government jobs. Government housing schemes you name it and they get flat 50% reservation. Then why would they want to leave the country ?

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