That’s what they are beating the drums about in India today…..Hindus are in Danger. In a country where more than 70% people are Hindus.
Hindu society has been a progressive society which gotten rid of practises like Sati and are actively fighting against dowry ….. But Hindu Khatre Mein Hain?
Hindus have had their lands ruled, by Mughals first and then Christians, for centuries together but they still grew and prospered, but now even with a Hindu Nationalist at the helm of affairs, suddenly …. Hindu Khatre Mein Hain?
Hindus have lived by the principle of “Sarva Dharma Samabhav” and “Live and Let Live” and yet today … Hindu Khatre Mein Hain?
Unlike other Religions, no Hindu has ever got attacked or killed only because he was a Hindu in the saner parts of the world… and still Hindu Khatre Mein Hain?
Hindus are respected all over the world, we have people from foreign lands coming to study our culture, but despite that ….. Hindu Khatre Mein Hain?? But yes !!! Hindus are in Danger … Hindu Khatre Mein Definitely Hain !!
Hindus, the forebearers of Khajuraho, are being told that they have no business of wearing jeans or going out of the house without a male family member for company … So yes, Hindu Khatre Mein Hain.
Hindus, whose Women were the first ones in India, who fought for the Right to get Educated, are being told that their place is in the Kitchen tending to their Pati Parmeshwar….. So YES, Hindu Khatre Mein Hain.
Hindus have fought a long and hard battle against the caste system and tried since ages to eradicate it, but today a certain section of people are busy inflaming the same castes to murder and lynch people … So Yes, Hindu Khatre Mein Hain.
Hindus who had the biggest amount of rationalists who brought about radical changes in the society, who fought against superstitions right from the time of Karve and Phule, are now being shot to death because they dare to be progressive …. So Yes, Hindu Khatre Mein Hain.
Hindus, who excelled in Science, Math, Languages, who wrote books on Management, in the foregone era are being told to stick their heads in mythologies and believe in magic and hocus pocus thus killing their innovative minds … So Yes, Hindu Khatre Mein Hain.
Hindu women who defended their nations by fighting against enemy invasions, are now told to pick up Swords and Rifles to kill their own country men …..
So Yes, Hindu Khatre Mein Hain.
Hindu children who used to go to Gurukul and were taught lessons from The Gita and the Vedas are now taught how their next door neighbor is their enemy because of what he eats and what his name is….. So Yes, Hindu Khatre Mein Hain.
Never has there been a time, in the history of Hinduism, that Hindus had to feel apologetic about their religion.
Never had they been required to pick up banners and scream “Not In My Name“.
Never had Hindus gone about lynching and killing people or imposing their own beliefs on others.
There was a time when I used to feel a sense of security when I saw the Saffron/Bhagwa Flag flying high on some mast. Now I get a feeling of apprehension, a feeling of fear.
So yes, Hindus are in Danger. Hindu Khatre mein hain. But it’s not in danger from any outside forces. Hindus are in danger from their own divisive forces, whose vested interests are trying to radical what has always been an all encompassing religion which has taken the good from everything around them and tried to get rid of the bad, thus evolving with time.
So, if you are a Hindu and you are feeling that “Hindu Khatre Mein Hain” and you want to “Save The Hindus” or “Save Hinduism” then get rid of these radicals. These small bunch of hatemongers do not represent you as a community.
Throw Them Out !! And then you will really be saving “Hinduism” …. And unless and until you do that … Yes. Hindu Khatre Mein Hain.
The greatness of any Community is defined by the greatness of the people in the community. By You, by Me, by US. So it’s in our hands how we shape the future of the society, or else, Hindus will definitely be in Danger and so will India.
The post was first published by Darshan Mondkar on his facebook timeline
Disclaimer: My religion is in my mind. My God is in my heart. I don’t need a third person to come and give me lectures on how to “save” my religion and how to “protect” my God. And I definitely don’t need certificates from others about this…..Do you??