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Submitted by Swahili Dinaz (India), Sep 27, 2005 at 11:40

So what's new? In India, they have almost outlawed Hinduism, and esp. the loyal keepers of its heritage -- the Brahmins -- banished from visible public life, because it offends Muslims and other anti-Hindu minorities. The sacred thread worn by the Brahmins is an object of savage ridicule, just as the Brahmins are targets of unchallenged hate propaganda inside and outside the country.

This, mind you, despite the fact that majority of the appeasers are themselves disproportionately Brahmin! The group includes folk like Nehru, the pro-Soviet leadership of the Communist Politbureaus, the Maoists, Socialists and the Congress Party veterans. As also most scientists, administrators and social reformers. When slapped on one cheek, they slap themselves on the other. Vande Mataram, the inspiring de facto national song during the anti-colonial struggle which brought independence, has been practically outlawed from public life, because of Muslim opposition to it. The title of the song is a salute to Mother India, and Muslims averred that it was forbidden in the Koran to salute anything other than Allah. Mind you, this was immediately after the vivisection of India and the creation of Pakistan -- allegedly to accomodate the aspirations of Muslims as distinct from the Hindus of India. India continued to abide by Secular principles, even when it meant the denial of Hindu identity at every turn, seeking to suppress its ancient history, religious and cultural artifacts, the Sanskrit language and Yoga. A friend who had served in the Israeli military mentioned learning yoga as a part of the training in the seventies; to suggest such a thing in India even today would be the greatest blasphemy.

It is barely in the last decade that Indians have begun to own up to their spiritual heritage of meditation and mantras in large numbers, following pressure from westerners. Just as Indians are now discovering their medical traditions and biodiversity, following western interest in patenting the same. Otherwise, anything Hindu was treated as shamefully obscurantist! Secular India pays for the Hajj pilgrimage of its Muslim minorities, a privilege not granted by many Islamic countries to their devout! Christians and other religious groups cannot access an egalitarian Uniform Civil Code because of Muslim opposition to the same. Women are the worst sufferers, naturally. Bill collectors cannot enter Muslim ghettos for recovery of energy dues even under police protection, since these aggressive conclaves are nurtured as captive, block votes in times of elections. The slightest mistake on part of the law enforcement authority, and the Human Rights advocates generate international lobbying and harmful propaganda. And now that there is a rising woman Tennis pro who happens to be an Indian Muslim, there is rising clamour for the WTA to change its dress code! Many lessons to learn from the sad example of India; beware, and learn to identify the patterns of appeasement eating the innards of genuine secularism, on the path towards complete Islamisation, the final goal.

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