8 Hypocrisy of Hin­duism

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

From the im­mer­sion of chem­i­cal-laced idols to cre­at­ing an ugly nexus of noise and nox­ious smoke on Di­wali to poi­son­ing the Ganga and Ya­muna with un­treated industrial and do­mes­tic ef­flu­ents, the Hindu way of life is de­grad­ing the en­vi­ron­ment so in­trin­sic to the reli­gion ("Pol­lu­tion of Hin­duism", Fe­bru­ary 1-15, 2000). We high­lighted how au­thor­i­ties tend to ig­nore th­ese is­sues fear­ing they might hurt re­li­gious sen­ti­ments. The sit­u­a­tion has not changed much 15 years later ("Can faith heal?", Fe­bru­ary 1-15, 2013). The only im­prove­ment is that some lakes have in­cor­po­rated spe­cial im­mer­sion sites in their lake con­ser­va­tion plan.

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