These were the moot points of an informal discussion among the friends about ‘caste and religion’ subject held at today afternoon. It started with lighter note with teaching of various religions and later on it struck with the Hindu religion and its inhuman face. Religion is always a sentimental issue and accusing religion for inequality in the society did not go down well with some of my friends. On this issue every friend was unanimous that there is not inequality enshrined in Hindu religion but with the time so many anomalies crept in the religion which perpetuated inequality. As per their opinion caste and its related discrimination is not a religious issue but a social issue. I differ on this point.
Unlike other religions, Hindu has many religious books. Hindus have Vedas, purans, upnishad, Ramayana, mahabharta, gita, Manu smriti and many more. There are so many ways of worshipping in Hindu dharma and this religion has enough liberty to choose the different ways to reach the Supreme Being. There are so many Sanskrit slokas and suktas to pro...
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...rene for Hindu religion, humanism as well as Indian democracy. A disease which has potential to destroy all the organs, a menace which can engulf peace and harmony in the society. Such disease should not be kept hidden from the others, because hiding the disease is not the cure of it. Disease must be discussed, must be informed about ill effects and must be told how to prevent it from the society. Discussion, debate and dialogue are an effective tool to tackle this problem, a right way to sensitize the people. In fact in national building it is necessary to have a discussion forum on very block level to tackle this century old problem of our country.
As my friends think, I too want to see a “caste” word obsolete in the society, until unless a strong, vibrant movement is not started to combat it, eradication of this ill system does not seem possible in near future.
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