Hinđū/s and India
Majority of the Indians are Hinđū/s. Others like Muslims, Buđđhists, Sikhs and Christians are in minority in most states. Forefathers of these minorities were mainly Hinđū/s or native Indians (Āđivāsī).
In the past, the caste system in the Hinđū society was one of the reasons for conversions from Hinđūism to other religions. Those who embraced other religions got benefits from invaders, missionaries, anti-Hinđū religious bodies, rulers etc. These converts also started claiming better social status!
So the remaining population, belonging to the scheduled tribes (STs), scheduled castes (SCs) and 'other backward classes' (OBCs), who kept on following Hinđūism against all odds should now be given most of the benefits from the state. These weaker sections of the Hinđū society are sometimes targeted by those who got converted! Some of these converts (Neo Buđđhists, Sunnīs) also keep on trying to harm Hinđūism in every which way possible.
Those who try to push one section (caste) of Hinđū/s against other sections are anti-nationals.
Every wealthy Hinđū should try to support poor Hinđū/s by helping them in finding jobs etc. And every Hinđū should treat every other Hinđū equally. Remember lot of converts keep their Hinđū names and always eat into charities, benefits etc. meant for (poor) Hinđū/s.
Now-a-days relatively wealthier business communities like Parsis, Shias and Jains also claim minority-status for special exemptions and benefits! They keep themselves alligned with current political party in power. Jains mingle with Hinđū/s and behave like upper-caste Hinđū/s to take advantage in business. Some other communities too act as if they are superior than others and yet take benefits meant for poor & backward classes!
Poor Hinđū/s are required to pay full fees even in government run hospitals while a rich person belonging to a minority community can apply for upto Rs 20,00,000/- for higher education abroad! Shame on those who create such policies.
Most of the Hinđū/s are peace-loving because of the teachings of Ahinsā (अहिंसा; i.e. Non-violence) and lots of them have never tried to be physically strong! That is one of the reasons why invaders ruled India for centuries. First came the Muslims and then the Christians (British, French and Portuguese). They (mainly Muslims) not only looted India but also converted lots of Hinđū/s to their faith.[See Ref 1]
After World-War II, Britain became very weak and was left incapable of ruling a vast country like India. Communal Muslim leaders wanted their own rule so Pākisŧān and East-Pākisŧān (now Bānglāđesh) were hastily (carelessly) carved out of India.
Pākisŧān has attacked India three times! After loosing all the wars, hardliners in Pākisŧān have turned to terrorism. Since centuries Islāmic extremists have been attacking Hinđū temples, devotees and institutions. But after the formation of Pākisŧān, it has increased many folds.
Selfish and greedy Congress party leaders and other politicians (from minority dominated areas) every now and then criticise nationalist Hinđū organisations to ensure votes of the minorities which usually vote in herds. Many such politicians are savarṇa/s i.e. so called upper caste Hinđū/s! Greedy Hinđū voters (till 2013) also used to support them for selfish reasons, so they remained in power, despite of massive scams.
These so-called secular politicians & officers used to stop the state from taking strong action against terrorists and extremists to appease the minority voters. Lots of the police-men are corrupt, they don't do enough to safeguard the general public! It has made India, a soft and weak state. Most of the corrupts mint money and take it to the safe heavens in the west!
In Pākisŧān, minorities are under tremendous pressure to convert to Islām because of the militant majority. The pseudo-seculars in India and Muslims never speak against it, they are otherwise very vocal! The percentage of Hinđū/s in Pāk has gone down alarmingly (from 19% to less than 2%) while the percentage of Muslims in India is rising (from 9% to 14%) steadily. Most Sunnī/s in SA don't do family planning and hence are poor; but they blame Hinđū/s and Indian state for their problems.
There are states, areas in India where the Hinđū/s are in minority. From one such province - Kashmir, most of the Hinđū/s fled because they were targeted by militants and Muslim majority. Ruling elites in the state and in the center did nothing to stop mass exodus!
Fortunately most of the ordinary Indians remain absorbed in their work, profession or business and don't become reactionaries or extremists. To show minority communities that the state machinery is working for them, Hinđū extremism (which is very rare) is dealt with strongly.
Silver line is that there were/are some patriots among minorities as well. Some of them have devoted their life for India. For them, we should stay calm (even after terror attacks) and never speak against minorities in public, in general. Remember, terrorists (and our enemies) want India divided, they should fail.
We should boycott individuals, parties, organisations, media houses, companies that indulge in Anti-Hinđū activities. But we have to be sure when we brand someone as Anti-Hinđū. We should refrain from touring places, cities, countries where Hinđū/s were/are oppressed, particularly Muslim countries with strict 'sharia' laws! In such countries, keeping our holy books can land us in Jail!
Life of non-Sunnī/s in Pākisŧān is like living in hell. Shiā leaders used to speak against Hinđūs and helped in formation of Pākisŧān! How wrong they were.
India freed about 85 thousand Pākisŧānī soldiers after 1971 war! While many Indian soldiers were brutally killed in Pākisŧānī jails. Few of them still languishing there, and our govt has practically done nothing.[See FootNote] About 1100 Bānglāđeshī (then East Pākisŧānī) intellectuals were killed in 1971; [See Ref 2] most of them were Hinđū/s, yet those responsible (West Pākisŧānī soldiers) were let off by Indian PM Inđirā Gānđhī.
For poor Indians, 'true freedom' is elusive (छलावा)! They themselves are also to be blamed for electing lots of corrupt politicians (mainly before 2014). They should not vote for them, even if they have to take money from them to meet their ends. Most of the middle class people avoid taking money for vote; they should vote against these Anti-Hinđū politicians even if they have to praise them to avoid trouble.
For Hinđū/s partying means celebrating festivals! There are so many Hinđū festivals that they remain busy even during slack season of monsoon. :-)
Đīvālī (दीवाली) or Đīpāvalī (दीपावली) is the main festival of India.