The widespread assaults, killings and rapes perpetrated on Muslims in India have been widely perceived by many Hindus as legitimate in the 'war' against Muslims, other minorities and anyone else who dares to display disloyalty to the notion of a Hindu nation. The world powers have constantly remained silent, helping fundamentalism marked with severe violence evolving into an inseparable part of the Hindu state.
Statements like "India used to be a tolerant state" would be incorrect for a country that seriously plans its modern social infrastructure on the basis of the harshest forms of apartheid called "caste system" by segregating millions on the basis of their darker skin and lesser wealth leading to gross discrimination, massive poverty, unimaginable class distinctions and maldistribution of wealth within the Hindu community itself.
Hatred and discrimination against Muslims in India has been an old story, following which, animosity against Christians has also steadily been on the rise. Over the past decade, BJP and VHP parties have attacked numerous mosque and church services with machetes, knives, sticks and spears with accusations that they were carrying out missionary activities to convert Hindus. There have been plenty of incidents of Christian priests dragged out of their homes or churches, beaten to pulp and left to die. Many Muslims as well as Christian religious leaders have been attacked on busy streets and set on fire, similar to what's happening in Burma against the Muslim minority.
Persecution of Christians began zealously by Hindu extremists since the mid 1990s and has been erupting periodically ever since. The most horrific such attack was in the Indian province of Orissa in the east of the country in 2008. Reported by the Catholic Online website "Hindu Terrorist groups are hunting down priests, nuns and pastors in order to kill them. In Orissa, these fundamentalist groups have total immunity." The international community is not pressuring the Indian government to take serious steps to stop this persecution nor the forceful conversions of Chrisitans into Hinduism. Neither is the Indian government taking effective steps to control the Hindu bigots who are completely wiping out the culture of religious tolerance. On the contrary, it's widely suspected that the provincial government of Orissa has been systematically providing help to the Hindu fundamentalists.
At present Christians in Orissa are being chased out of their homes and churches and their Bibles destroyed / burned. They have been told that they can only return if they renounce Christianity and convert to Hinduism.
What is happening in Orissa bears an uncanny similarity to the events of the Gujrat riot of 2002 perpetrated against the Muslims in which more than 2,000 were killed, all Muslims, and their homes and businesses completely destroyed. Those Muslims who escaped the killings and went into hiding were warned that they could return only under the following conditions:
(1) If they left Islam and convert to Hinduism
(2) If Muslim women agreed to dress like Hindus
(3) If Muslims agreed to hand over their businesses to Hindus
(4) If all cases of rape by Hindu terrorists and vandals against Muslim women were withdrawn
In 1992, the entire world witnessed terrifying Hindu fundamentalism and its frenzy that led to the destruction of the Babri Masjid in the city of Ayodhya, in northern India. On the morning of December 6th 1992 (the day Babri Mosque was demolished), the radical BJP party and several other supporting Hindu organizations arranged a huge religious ceremony of 150,000 people to approve the construction of a temple at the site of the Babri Mosque after demolishing it. In 2005, the Indian Intelligentsia acknowledged that demolition of the Babri Mosque was planned by senior leaders of BJP and VHP at least ten months in advance. The extremist Hindu leaders were unanimously of the view that demolition of the Babri Mosque would help to heighten the popularity of Hindu fundamentalist political parties.
Since the start of the third millennium, civil rights in India have been trampled like trash. It's not safe to criticize India on networking sites any longer. In November 2012, the world stood shocked when two female students were arrested for a Facebook comment where they expressed their discontent over a long traffic shutdown in Mumbai for the funeral of a man named Thackeray, founder of an extreme Hindu right-wing party. This man had incited many incidents of violence and hatred between Muslims and Hindus. In October 2012, another person was arrested for criticizing a son of the finance minister.
In early 2009 a group of forty right wing Hindu fundamentalists barged into a bar in the Indian city of Manglore in southern India, dragged out young women and men and beat them up mercilessly. It's widely known that the attack was preplanned and the media was "invited." While the media was enjoying taking images, the men and women were getting severely thrashed. Most surprisingly, all attackers were set free by right wing politicians and the ruling fundamentalist government of the province. Not a single attacker was arrested nor punished.
Now this should give any reasonable person a pause. A new craze among Hindu fundamentalists that make up a huge majority in that nation is the insistence to build Hindu temples close to all sites where the Indian authorities decided to conduct nuclear tests. This madness arises from the notion that many Hindu fundamentalists believe ancient Indians possessed atomic weapons. They went still further coming up with a concocted code, "AOm-made@bombs," as a symbol of this myth.
The ideas of the Indian military have only exacerbated the fundamentalism of its people. The military names its long range missiles after Hindu idols revered by them which deepens their furor and excitement.
Numerous radicals in Mumbai have been saying that because of building temples near the atomic bomb test sites, eunuchs are no longer being born among Hindus and they can now "face the world as real men."
A fantasy circulating in many traditional Indian circles is the recovery of a so-called ancient Hindu empire starting from Java in south-east Asia and extending into Afghanistan and central Asia. It's precisely the same mindset as the Zionist maps of Greater Israel extending across the Middle-East or the orthodox Calvinist views of strong Anglo-Celtic males ruling the 15 confederate states of America.
Hindu fundamentalism and old European Orientalism have been exchanging notes for a long time in the past. The early leaders of Hindu funamentalism were profoundly influenced by European Orientalism that involved imaginary ideas and distortions through exaggerations of Arab culture as a method of elevating their own image. The same ridiculous Orientalism that gave power hungry Europeans the excuse to view Asians as "effeminate and impotent, thereby lacking the ability for self rule," was used by so-called Indian scholars to create a view of India. Many modern European writers after a careful study have asserted that what you now see as Indian philosophy is actually heavily mixed with what was known as "German idealism."
Similarly, "swastika," known as "svastika" in Hindu language or Sanskrit was borrowed by Germans from old Hindu philosophies as a symbol of dominance. The Hindu "svastika" translated as "good to be" which, with a slight twist, can apply to just about any ideology in the world. Its Nazi use was linked to the belief in the Aryan cultural descent of the German people. Strange German legends and folk tales considered the early Aryans of India to be the original "white invaders" and consequently they hijacked the sign as a symbol of the Aryan master race. It's a striking racist similarity between Germany and India which like Germany, also dwells on the superiority of the Hindu race setting up a larger Hindu state. The swastika is widely found in the Buddhist community as well. In Europe it was particularly used in Britain, Finland, Austria and Germany. The British author Rudyard Kipling, who was a lover of Indian culture, had a swastika on the covers of all his books until the rise of Nazism when he was compelled to distance himself from it. The Finnish Air Force also used it as its official symbol in World War II, and it still appears on Finnish medals. Also, a pattern of interlocking swastikas has been used to design the floor of the cathedral of Amiens in France. Prior to WW2, the swastika was seen widely in European architecture. It disappeared from Europe after WW2 for being so closely linked with Nazi Germany. But it's still commonly found in Indian artwork and Hindu architecture.
Plenty of Hindu fundamentalist groups began as early as 1910s and 1920s but remained stunted only to gradually grow and spread their evil branches after independence from British rule. As a result, today, the so-called "largest democracy in the world" claimed to be the land of religious tolerance is in fact the battleground of hate, violence, communal riots and killings against the country's minority.
Babri Mosque - hindu fundamentalists preparing to violently demolish the Mosque in December 1992.