“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke.
Recently, some Hindu organisations in Agra, Uttar Pradesh organised “Ghar Wapsi.”
These organisations reasoned that these Muslims were converted forcefully or duped into Islam and they were inviting them back to Hinduism through Ghar Wapsi.
A group of Hindus performed the purification process (Yagna) and welcomed Muslims (former Hindus) back into Hinduism.
Why Some Hindus Had to Embrace Islam?
If you’re genuinely concerned about Hinduism and stopping people from leaving Sanatan Dharma, then here are some questions you must ask yourself:
- 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 ‘forced 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?
Ghar Wapsi is an Indication that Hindus Took Peace for Granted
Peace is fragile, and if you don’t defend it, you’ll lose it.
And that’s what happened – the majority of the Hindus did even not bother defending themselves.
People with vested interests drilled the absurd half-truth – ahiṃsā paramo dharmaḥa’ – ‘Non-violence is the ultimate dharma’ into Hindu brain, which in turn, empowered Muslim invaders.
And by the way, did you know the complete shlok? Here it is:
‘ahiṃsā paramo dharmaḥa, dharma hiṃsā tathīva cha’ which means
Non-violence is the utlimate dharma, so too is violence in service of dharma. – Mahabharat.
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 provide the tribals money not to leave Hinduism?
What About Dalits?
History says that upper caste Hindus humiliated the lower caste Hindus, mistreated them, and forced them into an undignified life. No wonder Christianity appealed to them more than Hinduism.
Some Hindus convert because most of the times they had no choice – the conversion mafia bullies them or lures them with money.
You think blaming Muslims or Christians for conversions will stop them?
They follow their masters’ orders, and they’ll keep doing that.
If you’re genuinely concerned as a Hindu, then you must examine the factors responsible for Hindus converting to Muslims or Christians and remove those factors permanently.
Also, if you wish to protect Hinduism, then you must not repeat the past mistake of being submissive in times of crisis.
Standing up for yourself and defending your interests is the only way to tell the world that you don’t take your peace for granted, not anymore!