Hinduism is the only religion, in the world, that is still practicing RACISM and discrimination based on which parent you are born to, as its core strength.
When I discuss certain serious social issues pertaining to Hinduism, Globally many people either can’t relate to it or rather don’t understand the context.
Even, when report about certain posts to Facebook, they say that it is well within the Facebook community standards.
For the sake of Global Audience, who doesn’t really know the essence of Hinduism, I would like to give a small introduction.
Hinduism, as against the popular belief and claims is not a religion that is 5000 years old, it is just some 1800 years old.
All over the world people have first, middle and last names; if you look at India superficially it will look normal for a person not belonging to India, but it is not as similar as you think.
In India, one’s surname explains to which Caste (you can call it RACE in the Global perspective) one belong to.
In India, a surname determines to which of the four caste category you belong to, out of the four namely, Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyaas, Sudhras & last but not the least, the Outcaste people who are considered untouchables.
Yes you heard it right “Untouchables”, Hindu religion even in these modern days has a great number of people to be classified as untouchables, nothing less to the European racist discrimination. These people are still not allowed to enter in to temples in villages, they can’t bathe in ponds, even worse in some places they can’t even enter into many streets.
Dirty & Menial Jobs like Manual Scavenging, removal of dead carcasses etc are allotted to them traditionally and even today.
The Brahmins considered to be superior Caste enjoy all best things in the society and all over India only a Brahmin can work as a priest in any temple and no other person can conduct prayers in India. The rest of the 3 has classified as Ruling Race, Merchant Race and Slave Race respectively, Outcaste are not even slaves they are considered even lower than slaves.