A recent article in People's Democracy, Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vol. XXX No. 46 November 12, 2006 has compared Hinduism to a Cult!. It reads
Although Dakshin Karnataka and Udipi district, not to speak of the Mangalore where ‘riots’ were recently engineered, are strong bases of the Sangh Parivar, their activities are widely spread over the entire state. All the areas targeted by the Hindutva forces have historically been home to syncretic cultures. In terms of religions there is a history of interactions between Islam and the various cults broadly termed as Hinduism, and the influence of Christianity and even Buddhism and Jainism.Cult is defined as A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.
It really takes a Leap of Fancy to describe Hinduism as Extremist. Perhaps Age is catching up with the Senile Leadership of Communist Party otherwise how would they forget that its Hindusim who instead of dividing world as believers and non Believers , gave world the slogan of "Vasudaiva Kudumbam". Then comes the question of living in unconventional manner. At least in this case, We are guilty as charged otherwise any other group would have reacted to these insults which are being heaped on us day in and day out. We Hindus live in a fools paradise.
It is hilarious to note that this is the same communist party who had supporetd Madhani a Known extremist and is now in forefront to release Afzal! There is not even a single instance in which CPM has unequivocally criticized Jehadi Terrorism. In fact, just like during partition CPM is providing philosophical and intellectual underpinning to all antinational movements.
It is time that we take this bull by horn. CPM should not be allowed to get away with this slanderous champaign of equating Hinduism with a cult .