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I think educated class have more religious fanatics. I hope I am wrong.

May be its certain kinda education / training/ brainwashing that teaches that my culture / religion / society is better than yours; I am superior because I follow certain things and others are inferior.

May be we should ban all such teachings altogether. Let's set ourselves free.
Humans can promise rights and freedom today, but tomorrow they can change their mind and take it away. So who guarantees rights? God does. We set ourselves free by God given rights to all humans. This has been declared by the United Nations [Universal Declaration of Human Rights]. Although the word God does not appear there, God gives these rights and humans are it's protectors [or supposed to be]. This includes the right to life, liberty, and honor. That means nobody has the right to persecute, boycott, lynch, or genocide anyone.
 

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Noted screenwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar in an article in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana said that Hindus are the most “decent” and “tolerant” majority in the world.

The piece was published on Tuesday, days after Akhtar faced criticism from all quarters, including a Saamana editorial, after he equated the Taliban with right-wing groups Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).

In a reference to former chief minister (CM) Devendra Fadnavis, who had said that purification at late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray’s makeshift memorial after Union minister Narayan Rane’s visit reflected the Shiv Sena’s “Talibani mindset”, Akhtar, without naming the Bharatiya Janata Party leader, said not even the worst critic of CM Uddhav Thackeray can accuse him of any discrimination or injustice.

The former Member of Parliament, in an interview to a news channel on September 3, had said, “Just like the Taliban want an Islamic State, there are those who want a Hindu Rashtra. These people are of the same mindset – be it Muslims, Christians, Jews or Hindus.”


“Of course, the Taliban is barbaric and their actions are reprehensible, but those supporting RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal are also the same.”

On September 6, Saamana had published an editorial wherein it mildly criticised Akhtar, saying that linking RSS-VHP with Taliban is disrespectful towards Hindu culture.

Akhtar, in Saamana, said he had faced a lot of criticism following his interview and this article was a way to respond to all.

“Recently I had said in an interview that Hindus are the most decent and tolerant majority in the whole world. I have also said many times that India can never become Afghanistan because Indians are naturally not fundamentalists. Being moderate and taking a balanced stand is in the DNA,” he said.

He, however, stood by his statement on similarities between the Taliban and right-wing mindset and said Taliban set up an Islamic state while the Hindu right-wing intends to form a Hindu Rashtra. Besides, like the Taliban, the right wing are curbing freedom of women, while .

“I see a lot of similarities between the Taliban mindset and the right-wing ideology. This has angered people but the reality is that there are truly many similarities. The Taliban are forming an Islamic government, the Hindu right-wing wants a Hindu Rashtra. The Taliban want to curb women’s rights, the Hindu right-wing has also made it clear that they don’t like the freedom of women and girls; from Uttar Pradesh to Karnataka and Gujarat, young men and women have been beaten mercilessly for sitting together in a restaurant or a garden or any public place,” he said.

In an indirect jab at Fadnavis, Akhtar said that it is interesting that while supporters of the Hindu-right wing were upset with him, “one of their own prominent political leaders” says the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government has a “Talibani mindset.”

“I am not a member of any of the three parties which in a coalition are governing Maharashtra extremely well under the able chief ministership of Uddhav Thackeray. Today, his popularity in Maharashtra rivals that of Mamata Banerjee in Bengal and MK Stalin in Tamil Nadu. Not even his worst critics can accuse him of any discrimination or injustice. How and why can anyone call Uddhav Thackeray’s government ‘Talibani’ is beyond my understanding,” he wrote.



Hindus are not Hindutva
Just like Muslims are not ISIS/AlQaeeda

We have to differentiate between the two
 

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The big difference is that Alqaeda and ISIS are fringe, while Hinduvata is mainstream and majority.
Yet you don't see hinditvata blowing himself up any where in the world or causing distribution in around the world.

I will tell you the difference and why,because hindutva doesnot have support from majority of Hindus.

You seem to have no idea about hinduism, dig in you will be enlightened. Its a religion which says wise men call god with different names and doesn't say I am the only god.
 

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Yet you don't see hinditvata blowing himself up any where in the world or causing distribution in around the world.

I will tell you the difference and why,because hindutva doesnot have support from majority of Hindus.

You seem to have no idea about hinduism, dig in you will be enlightened. Its a religion which says wise men call god with different names and doesn't say I am the only god.
I say dig it right back inside where sun doesn't shine, cause no one cares - every religion says s*** about peace or what not - but no one gives a shit cause its plain simple tribalism at the heart of it

Everyone is capable of violence , if communist's, ethno nationalist or an ashiest can become a fanatic - that means issue is something else so no one should get a clean chit with this stupid argument of read up, quoting verses or what not

Its never about ideology, every ideology can turn anyone into a fanatic- look for deeper issues

are they indulging in violence, are they becoming radicals, where's the society going, divisions in society and stuff like that

People go after BS man and waste their time imo (BTW not a religious guy that's why it's annoying when nibbas say my stuff is superior to yours and vice versa)
 
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Yet you don't see hinditvata blowing himself up any where in the world or causing distribution in around the world.

I will tell you the difference and why,because hindutva doesnot have support from majority of Hindus.

You seem to have no idea about hinduism, dig in you will be enlightened. Its a religion which says wise men call god with different names and doesn't say I am the only god.
Srilankan Tamil Hindus used to blow themselves up a lot.
 

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I think decent means something else in his dictionary, maybe he got it from Vedic times

Noted screenwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar in an article in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana said that Hindus are the most “decent” and “tolerant” majority in the world.

The piece was published on Tuesday, days after Akhtar faced criticism from all quarters, including a Saamana editorial, after he equated the Taliban with right-wing groups Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).

In a reference to former chief minister (CM) Devendra Fadnavis, who had said that purification at late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray’s makeshift memorial after Union minister Narayan Rane’s visit reflected the Shiv Sena’s “Talibani mindset”, Akhtar, without naming the Bharatiya Janata Party leader, said not even the worst critic of CM Uddhav Thackeray can accuse him of any discrimination or injustice.

The former Member of Parliament, in an interview to a news channel on September 3, had said, “Just like the Taliban want an Islamic State, there are those who want a Hindu Rashtra. These people are of the same mindset – be it Muslims, Christians, Jews or Hindus.”


“Of course, the Taliban is barbaric and their actions are reprehensible, but those supporting RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal are also the same.”

On September 6, Saamana had published an editorial wherein it mildly criticised Akhtar, saying that linking RSS-VHP with Taliban is disrespectful towards Hindu culture.

Akhtar, in Saamana, said he had faced a lot of criticism following his interview and this article was a way to respond to all.

“Recently I had said in an interview that Hindus are the most decent and tolerant majority in the whole world. I have also said many times that India can never become Afghanistan because Indians are naturally not fundamentalists. Being moderate and taking a balanced stand is in the DNA,” he said.

He, however, stood by his statement on similarities between the Taliban and right-wing mindset and said Taliban set up an Islamic state while the Hindu right-wing intends to form a Hindu Rashtra. Besides, like the Taliban, the right wing are curbing freedom of women, while .

“I see a lot of similarities between the Taliban mindset and the right-wing ideology. This has angered people but the reality is that there are truly many similarities. The Taliban are forming an Islamic government, the Hindu right-wing wants a Hindu Rashtra. The Taliban want to curb women’s rights, the Hindu right-wing has also made it clear that they don’t like the freedom of women and girls; from Uttar Pradesh to Karnataka and Gujarat, young men and women have been beaten mercilessly for sitting together in a restaurant or a garden or any public place,” he said.

In an indirect jab at Fadnavis, Akhtar said that it is interesting that while supporters of the Hindu-right wing were upset with him, “one of their own prominent political leaders” says the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government has a “Talibani mindset.”

“I am not a member of any of the three parties which in a coalition are governing Maharashtra extremely well under the able chief ministership of Uddhav Thackeray. Today, his popularity in Maharashtra rivals that of Mamata Banerjee in Bengal and MK Stalin in Tamil Nadu. Not even his worst critics can accuse him of any discrimination or injustice. How and why can anyone call Uddhav Thackeray’s government ‘Talibani’ is beyond my understanding,” he wrote.



 

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