Buddhists protest in Ladakh over forceful conversion by Muslims

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  1. afako

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    Authorities imposed curfew restrictions in remote Zansakar in Ladakh as Muslims and Buddhists clashed over conversion for the second time since September 24. Police said three persons including the local Tehsildar, the highest civilian officer who operates from Padam, the centre of the town, was injured and is being flown to Srinagar for treatment.

    "Police has taken cognizance of clashes between two communities in Zanaskar," a police spokesman in Srinagar said. "Three persons including the Tehsildar were injured who are being shifted to Srinagar."

    Around 26 Buddhist from six families converted to Islam in the local Jamia Masjid on the last Friday of September. Of them five are residents of Padam, the centre of the remote town, and one lived in Zangla. As the local Muslim minority took the converts on their shoulders and moved around in the market, it triggered tensions.

    In the immediate reaction, the Buddhist majority, enforced a strike and started social boycott of the converts. Zanskar Buddhist Association that is the main party of the majority com stop. They accuse Muslims of luring the families to Islam, an allegation that the local clergy rejects.

    During the last fortnight, however, the pressures from the majority community created a situation that the family living in Zangla, returned back to Buddhist fold making Muslims allege that it was done under pressure. This triggered the new tensions in the belt in which three persons were injured and police imposed curfew restrictions.

    Zanskar is the Buddhist majority belt of Muslim majority Kargil district. Sending reinforcement to the place becomes increasingly difficult because it is located 332 kms from Kargil. Zanskar has around seven months long disconnect with Kargil because of massive snowfall on the passes in between. In extreme emergencies, the people opt for Chaddar - the name given to the frozen surface of Zanskar river, that is used for movement between the two towns during winters. This reduced the distance to only 157 kms but sometimes the movement on this slippery river proves dangerous. At least one Western tourist died this fall using the Chaddar. Now authorities are implementing a road that will connect Zanskar with Leh bypassing Kargil which would improve connectivity.

    Conversions have remained a major issue in Ladakh region. Muslims and Buddhists have lived in harmony for centuries :rofl: but inter-faith marriages instantly became a major issue in 1989. It triggered a massive movement fuelling Union Territory status demand. It eventually led to the setting up of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council for Leh to cool the embers. Though earlier the tradition of polyandry was a factor leading to conversions and inter-faith marriages, the incidence is much less now.

    The twin district arid desert of Ladakh is witnessing peculiar demographic upheavals especially after it was opened for tourism. In last forty years ending 2001, census analysis suggests the Buddhists have lost 7.96 percent - as their percentage share in the combined population of Leh and Kargil districts. Though Muslims have improved their tally by 1.97 percent, Hindus are the real gainers who witnessed an improvement of 5.57 percent - almost tripling its share since 1981. Right now (2011 census is awaited) Muslims constitute 47.40 percent of Ladakh with Buddhists playing second fiddle with 45.87 percent. Hindus, Sikhs and Christians own desert's 6.22, 0.31 and 0.17 percent slice in the population, respectively.

    Zanskar under curfew after rioting over conversions - Economic Times

    Forcible conversions of these Buddhists in Zanskar area of Kargil were done at behest of the Muslim community, against the wishes of Buddhists. There is criminal silence of the administration against the people who compelled the Buddhists to embrace Islam. It shows the connivance of the administration.

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    agentperry Senior Member Senior Member

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    muslims are feared irrationally, why they are feared? i dont know any one basic reason? they are made demon, they are made such rudy character that any one feels like surrendering to them and agreeing to whatever they say
     
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    When the Buddhists of Ladakh protest, you know there is a genuine problem...
     
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    if one dog bites you would you be afraid of others or not? same here too- reason their radical attitude
    i personally feel muslims have some problem integration to local situations fueling more to their already existing problems.
     
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    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    Show us one community/region where Muslims were not involved in trouble and we'll say why Muslims are disliked world over.
     
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    Ladakhi Buddhists oppose ‘unwanted’ interference of Hurriyat

    Say fundamentalist forces inciting communities against each other

    Ladakhi Buddhists oppose ‘unwanted’ interference of Hurriyat

     
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    druze..

    and muslim are nt disliked in the world.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The Jamaat is quite active in the Kargil and Zanskar area.
     
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    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    You can stop flattering yourself.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    One should not use such strong words as - dislike.

    However, in the Western world, they are looked at with suspicion.

    I am sure they have their own reasons for that.

    In the Islamic world, Sunnis dislike (if I may use the term) the Shias and vice versa and a wee bit of blood letting is just for fun and games.
     
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    xxxxxx xxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxx xxxxxx. Kashmiri Muslims are worst in the lot as they are the extension of crook Pakistani ideology. Right to practise religion should not include conversion in India otherwise people Should be ready to see riots on the streets and another partition minus division of land and positive mass migration. if 2NT is still valid then Pakistan and Bangladesh has not gone anywhere just one fence away.

    Mod: Hate speech edited.
     
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    its not about they are source or trouble or not. i just wanted to say that they are unnecessarily feared and they are no more than humans like us.
     
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    well radical attitude should not be allowed to be propagated and if it is going on then its the failure of govt and law enforcing agency. though its a mamoth task but averting a terror strike is also same and they are more or less doing the same duty
     
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    Its high time GoI divide this state into 3 or four states. Otherwise the Pakistani plan of changing the demographics by sunnin conversions lead by sufi shrine arsonists Hurriyat terrorists will cost us another area in irreparable turmoil.
     
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    Great here in tamil nadu ,parents from andhra pradesh have complained to commissioner that their daughter working in infosys converted to Christianity and being trained as nun in chennai so she left the job.Now parents want their daughter back.First abolish 360 article and make other people to settle there ,if it is sensitive it should be applied to states bordering bangladesh to stop illegal migration but just to preserve majority muslims status this article being used ,hence not applied to arunachal pradesh or bangladesh bordering states
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Well they repeatedly make the same shitty mistake again and again; they think we're weak because we're peaceful.

    It seems Myanmar didn't teach these jerks a single lesson.
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Then we are ready for this war. If shyte hits the fan in Ladakh, we will make sure that what is happening in Burma looks like a child's play.

    Gone are those days when we could trust the government and leave like how the innocent Kashmiri pandits did.

    This time if that happens, there will be a war. And Congress will be directly responsible for this.
     
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    Actually Baltis are largely Shiites and mostly peaceful. @Ray sir can chime in here, perhaps.
     
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  20. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The Shias of Ladakh are not that evangelists as the Sunnis, but because they control the trade and are economically better off than the Buddhists they have had an appeal to the Buddhist women into marrying them.

    Such cases are quite normal and is what causes the rift.

    As a class, the Shias of Kargil and Ladakh are calm.
     
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    Yeah yeah sure... they are loved everywhere since they do peaceful activities and assimilate anywhere in the local culture.

    For him Pakistan/Middle-East is the world. :lol:
     
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