8 Hypocrisy of Hinduism
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.