Age of Kali – Ahimsa


A 28 year old engineer was beaten to death by seven men.

Shaikh Mohasin Sadiq from Solapur exercised free speech. He posted a derogatory picture of Shivaji (A famous King) and of the late Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray.

For those who are unaware? One of the most formative parts of me leaving Hinduism was the actions of Bal Thackeray and his Shiv Sena. Of hawkish war mongering, thuggery, rape and riot all in the name of Hinduism.

To them Gandhi’s secularism was abhorrent, Godse (Gandhi’s Assassin) was their role model. The people who are wanted in connection this are all from the Hindu Rashtra Sena, a similar organisation. It was believed that the rise of the BJP would empower the rise of “Saffron Terror” and this is terrorism, this was designed as an attack to silence a critic.

He was dragged and beaten and died of internal injuries in a nearby hospital.

And of all the ideas of Hinduism, the one that the fundies forget is that of Ahimsa.

Comments

  1. says

    A famous King

    Why do people voluntarily subjugate themselves? What did the king ever do for him? Would the kind have stopped and given him the time of day?

  2. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    Can I say fuck here?

    Because Fuck!

    Fucken hell! Fuck me. That is fucked up. Dafuck?!

  3. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    It was believed that the rise of the BJP would empower the rise of “Saffron Terror” and this is terrorism, this was designed as an attack to silence a critic.

    Yes.
    Yes it is.
    Terrorism that is.
    Ugly word. Uglier people and acts. Horrific. But does seem to apply here.

    BJP would be the new Pm’s party right? Modi’s?

    I thought Hinduism for all the evils of the dreadful prejudicial, equivalent to racist caste system and misogynist suttee (widow burning on pyre custom thingy yeah?)> tradition was better than that, no?

    Am disappoint.

  4. says

    How long ago was it the Thackeray apologists were saying he and his followers weren’t/aren’t like that, but they were just being self-defensive back in the day?

    How long ago was it that people were arguing the rise of the BJP wouldn’t increase this sort of thing, they and their fans are all about the economy? (Economies of violence, I guess.)

    I wonder how long until we get a “No True Hindu” argument, or someone just calls Avi ignorant. On Taslima’s blog, it usually seems to be about 2 seconds after posting anything on Islam or Hinduism.

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