Re: Karma festival greetings to all of you from Jharkhand (India) Network
Can you give one incident when any of the tribal people were coerced to change their worshipping habits by their city dwelling brothers ? Can you cite land grabbing by them ? Can you cite anyone of them inciting the tribal to fight for independence ?
In case of Orissa, why the Kandhas are with the VHP ? How they became suddenly Hindu ? As far as I know, the sensus method of counting by Religion was a brainchild of the British. They took separate counts for Jainism, and Sikhism which were satellite religions of the Broad Hindu spectrum. And after Independence, the wicked politicians took it with glee as another tool to disorient the people.
As far As I know, many Jains and Sikhs go to Vaishno devi and Tirupati. I myself was received warmly into a Gurdwara in Ludhiana and I am fiercely proud of Sikhs. Buddha and Mahaveera are my idols.
And do not forget that I am half tribe and dismiss all claims of uniqueness in terms of religion as merely self fulfilling.
I do not want to hurt anyone's sentiments by so declaring but this is my conviction.
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