|What Hindu has
ever condemned non-Hindus to an eternal hell, or issued declarations asking for the death
of anyone for merely criticizing Hindu belief? Where have Hindus ever stated that it is
punishable by death to criticize Krishna, Rama or any other great Hindu leader? There are
certainly plenty of book, including many by Christians and Muslims, which portray Hinduism
in a negative light.
How many of such books
are Hindu fundamentalists trying to ban, and how many of their authors are they
threatening? Fundamentalists are usually seeking to return to the social order and
customers of some ideal religious era of a previous age. Fundamentalists often
insist upon returning to some traditional law code like the Islamic Shariat or Biblical of
justice and humanitarianism.
What law code are Hindu fundamentalists seeking to
reestablish? Which Hindu groups are agitating for the return of the law code of the Manu
Samhita, for example (which incidentally has a far more liberal and spiritual law code
than the Shariat or the Bible)?