Posted: May 05, 2011 12:02 pm
by andrewk
Didn't the Hindus massacre fleeing Moslems in droves, sometimes stopping trains and pulling them off to kill them, at the time of partition? (as the Moslems dod to Hindu refugees going in the opposite direction).
My knowledge only comes from Rushdie's "Midnight's Children" and the movies "Gandhi" and "Slumdog Millionaire", so I'm happy to be corrected.

There is also the Hindu practice of Sati - burning alive the widow of a man, although Wikipedia says this was always rare and has been outlawed since 1829.

And a Hindu extremist assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, apparently because of being cross at his being conciliatory to Moslems.

So it's not a squeaky clean religion - but are there any of those?