The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke.
It happened in Agra, a city in Uttar Pradesh.
Few notable Hindu organisations welcomed back Muslims (former Hindus) into Sanatan Dharma.
They termed it ‘Ghar Wapsi’—homecoming.
“Those Muslims were either converted by force or were duped”, they reasoned.
But why now?
Why Ghar Wapsi? (Why They Had to Embrace Islam?)
Ghar Wapsi is a welcome move, but there are questions that needs answers. Care to have a look?
- How come the people—who came from foreign lands became so powerful and influential that they could force Hindus into Islam?
- What were the fellow Hindus doing when these conversions took place?
- Were most Hindus oblivious to what was happening around them?
- Why were the Hindus not in a position to protest, resist and counter?
- Were the Hindus so engrossed in reading peaceful literature that they took peace for granted?
Doesn’t Ghar Wapsi ‘Now’, Indicate Something Went Wrong ‘Then’?
A fragile phenomenon.
It’s so freaking fragile that if you don’t defend it, you’ll lose it.
People with vested interests drilled half-truths into Hindu brains, such as, ‘ahiṃsā paramo dharma’—’Non-violence is the ultimate dharma’.
Majority of the Hindus didn’t bother defending the Dharma.
And why is this a half-truth, you ask. Because it’s incomplete. Here’s the complete shloka:
अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च ।।
अहिंसा परम धर्म है एवं धर्म की रक्षा हेतु हिंसा करना भी परम धर्म है।
ahiṃsā paramo dharmaḥa, dharma hiṃsā tathīva cha
Non-violence is the ultimate dharma, and so is violence in service of dharma.
Christian Missionaries and Conversions of Tribals
Now, let’s talk about missionaries converting tribal people into Christians.
Hindus allege that missionaries pay money to the tribal people for embracing Christianity.
Then why don’t you oppose them?
And if money is the sole reason behind the conversions, why can’t Hindus support their tribal brethren?
What About Dalits?
History says that some upper-caste Hindus dominated the lower caste Hindus.
They humiliated, mistreated, and forced the Dalits into an undignified life. No wonder Christianity appealed to them more than Sanatan Dharma.
Majority of the converts are the ones who had no options other than to leave Hinduism.
Lack of money, education, pressure. You name it.
The conversion mafia either bullies or lures with money. And they’re not going to stop anytime soon.
If, as a Hindu, dubious conversions make you edgy, then you must eliminate the socio-economic factors behind them.
Stand up for Sanatan values. Make the world realise that you no longer take peace for granted.
That you’re done with it. For good.
Your ancestors gave up their lives defending Sanatan Dharma.