Sunday, October 15, 2006

I-had-no-idea-about-this fact of the day

Did you know that Gujarat has reclassified Buddhism and Jainism as branches of Hinduism? Not exactly the mark of a secular country, is it?

2 comments:

Rishi Gajria said...

Dude,
India is a totally peculiar democracy.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ahsan,

The Indian constitution treats Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, etc. as one group for purposes of personal laws as they are of native origin.

Muhammadans insist on having their exceptional personal laws as they refuse to accept a Universal Civil Code and hence their women are oppressed and abused.

If you had any understanding of Sanathan Dharma then you would understand why this distinction exists.