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, caste system in the Hinđū society was one of the reasons for conversions from Hinđūism to other religions. Those who converted got benefits from missionaries, religious bodies, rulers etc. These converts also started claiming better social status!
So the remaining population, belonging to the scheduled castes and tribes and 'other backward classes', who kept on following Hinđūism should now be given most of the benefits from the state. Every wealthy Hinđū should try to support poor Hinđū/s by helping them in finding job/s etc. And every Hinđū should treat every other Hinđū equally.
Now-a-days relatively wealthier business communities like Parsi, Khoja and Jain also claim minority-status for special exemptions and benefits! Some other communities too act as if they are superior than others and yet take benefits meant for poor & backward classes!
Most of the Hinđū/s are peace-loving (influence of Nonviolence; अहिंसा; Ahinsā) 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 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 wasn't capable of ruling a vast country like India. Muslims wanted their own rule so Pākisŧān and East-Pākisŧān (now Bānglāđesh) were hastily 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. Greedy Hinđū voters also support them for selfish reasons, so they remain in power, despite of massive scams.
Most of the corrupts mint money and take it to the safe heavens in the west! These so-called secular politicians & bureaucrates don't let the state take strong action against terrorists and extremists to appease the minority voters. Most of the corrupt police officers also don't do enough to safeguard the general public! It makes India, a soft and weak state.
In Pākisŧān, minorities are under tremendous pressure to convert to Islām because of the militant majority. The pseudo-seculars and the muslims rarely speak against it, they are otherwise very vocal! The percentage of Hinđū/s in Pāk has gone down alarmingly while the percentage of Muslims in India is rising steadily.
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 extremists. To show minority communities that the state machinery is working for them, Hinđū extremism (which is rare) is dealt with strongly.
Silver line is that there 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 strikes) 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, companies who 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!
Muslim countries (particularly Pākisŧān) want to jail non-believers without valid reasons. India freed about 85 thousand Pākisŧānī soldiers in 1971! 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 corrupt politicians. They should not vote for them, even if they have to take money 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.