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Hindus

 

followers of the Hindu religion, found throughout India and in certain other areas of the world where Indians have emigrated (some Indian Ocean islands, South and Southeast Asia, Africa, Fiji, and Guyana). Despite the significant differences between sects, Hindus are united by common religious doctrines, their unique culture and way of life, and their observance of caste restrictions. Sometimes the entire population of India (Indians) is incorrectly referred to as Hindu.

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Hindu publicists (5) saw in the Khilafat movement and the Moplah rebellion of Malabar (6) the threat of a united and militant Muslim population poised to wipe out the Hindus and their culture.
Khost Ulema Council head, Maulvi Shah Mohammad, said grabbing the land of Hindus was not only a sheer violation of human rights, but it was also against the teachings of Islam.
I think it is more or less accurate to suggest that Hindus are by and large tolerant.
It was one sided twist of colonial-communal history before partition and the jealously sustained imagined Hindu nationalism that has kept the estranged communities of Hindus and Muslims alive.
India's Supreme Court cleared the way on Tuesday for the lower court to decide on the ownership of the Babri Mosque, over which the Hindus and Muslims have quarrelled for more than centuries.
Hindus gathered for the Festival of Immersion wearing colourful orange headbands and red face-paint, and they boarded the ferries to the sound of drums and chanting.
Christian groups say lower-caste Hindus who convert do so willingly to escape the highly stratified and oppressive Hindu caste system.
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The first independent report on the identity and public engagement of Hindus in Britain found that 80 per cent would prefer to be called Indian or Hindu.
Hinduism is as much a "way of life" as a religion and affects every aspect of life for Hindus from birth throughout their life.
And Indian Hindus like Saidish Shukla perform a fire ceremony asking the gods for protection and peace.