The biggest holocaust has been whitewashed from history.

World seems ignorant about the greatest massacre in the History of Mankind. Hindus were the most persecuted religious group. There is hardly any awareness among the Indians of today of what happened to their ancestors in the past, because a great majority of historians are reluctant to touch this sensitive subject.

Let me present you facts and figures of the biggest massacres of Hindus:

The Indian historian Professor K.S. Lal estimates that the Hindu population in India decreased by 80 million between 1000 AD and 1525 AD, an extermination unparalleled in World history. Some of the major ones:

  1. Bahamani Sultans: They killed around one lakh Hindus in every year of their rule according to Ferishta( A historian of that time).
  2. Early Islamic Invaders: like Muhammad Bin Qasim, Mahmud of Ghazni completely cleared Afghanistan from Hindus. Millions were killed or converted by sword. The region came to be called as Hindu Kush, i.e. Hindu slaughter. Mahmud of Ghazni also killed around 50000 inhabitants of Somnath temple.
  3. Mughals: All of them were killers. Even the so called secular ‘Akbar the Great’ ordered a general massacre of 30,000 inhabitants after he captured Chittor in 1568.
  4. Delhi Sultanate and invaders like Timur: All of them wiped out Hindu temples and constructed Mosques in their place after killing all the Hindu population. Timur even said “they said that on the great day of battle these 100,000 prisoners could not be left with the baggage, and that it would be entirely opposed to the rules of war to set these idolaters and foes of Islam at liberty.”
    “In fact, no other course remained but that of making them all food for the sword”

You can see the sick mentality of ‘one of the greatest hero of muslims’.

Now this is what Alauddin Khilji”s spiritual advisor (kazi) advised him:

“Hindus are like the mud; if silver is demanded from them, they must with the greatest humility offer gold. If a Mohammadan desires to spit into a Hindu’s mouth, the Hindu should open it wide for the purpose. God created the Hindus to be slaves of the Mohammadans. The Prophet hath ordained that, if the Hindus do not accept Islam, they should be imprisoned, tortured, finally put to death, and their property confiscated.”

All of them had the same sick mentality that the world terror groups presently have. Hindus have suffered from this terrorism for hundred of years and still carry the fear of Islamic dominance in India. Even today, when some Hindu groups tried to reclaim one of their holiest places, Lord Rama’s birthplace, they had to face opposition from not only Muslims but also from fellow Hindus.

Still, the irony is that most of the world countries continue to blame Hindus. They talk about Gujarat Riots but they fail to see to that it was consequence of burning the train in Godhra which brutally killed 59.

May god give wisdom to this world!!

Please share this answer to all those who continue to speak about this so called ‘Secularism’.


If anyone thinks that the facts are fake they can check this link: List of massacres in India – Wikipedia


Facts don’t care about feelings. We all should learn to embrace facts and improve.

Rajan Manakkal
This answer deserves 10K upvote. We the follower of Sanathana Dharmam and Vasudeva kuttumbam forget that Islam has been perpetrating untold misery and we have always been on the receiving end. Barbarians only came after our money, women, and riches and left behind their marks in almost all the temples. Time has come for the followers of the barbarians to toe the Nationalistic line and recognize the fact that they are converts and should participate wholeheartedly in the national building effort through education and rational thinking and move away from medieval thoughts and practices.

Ankit Pandey
Many Hindus feel that Islam has ruled over them for very long which has led to a sense of fear in them. One such person even commented on this answer expressing his disgust on the failure on Hinduism. But, he failed to see that it is just a hype created by our ‘secular’ History books. This is what I explained to him ‘This is not the truth bro. This is what our ‘seculars’ have taught us by dedicating each chapter for each Mughal. Before Mughals came into India, Muslims were on the verge of decline. Rana Sanga was one of the most powerful kings of India at that time. Before Akbar arrived, once again India was being consolidated by a Hindu warrior Hemu. Before British captured India, there was again a rise of Hindus under Maratha where a major part of India came under a Hindu banner. Even after that, Punjab was the only state that neither the British nor the Afghans had the guts to invade.(now plz don’t say that Sikhs are not Hindus) So, there was always a rise of Hinduism and decline of Islam which has never been emphasised by our silly History books.’

Amit Kumar
Well-compiled answer. You will hardly find the above mentioned events in our history book, actually it was an agenda of nehru government. They hide the valour of our Hindu-king and spread the pseudo-great image of Muslim invaders, e.g, Akbar, Aurangzeb, Taimur. Sometimes I really amaze that can you find any country in the world where name of the street and roads are named on their oppressors.

Pavanan Pillai
I only pray that reading this enlightens the sickular pseudo-intellectuals and their dumb followers.

Mohan Rao
Our history textbooks are the one to blame. I hope Indians learn something from this history.

Vikas Shelke
Hindus were eliminated in huge numbers when Islamic invaders plundered Hindu kingdoms. They did not capture the defeated armies but killed them. The reason why Hindu regions of ancient past from Afghanistan to Indonesia are Islamic major with remaining patches in present India and Nepal. Islam cannot survive without killing non Islamist and non islamist need to pardon muslims for doing so.

Piyush Srivastava
You don’t need history books, you just need to open eyes and see around you.

Kashmiri Pandit Massacre. A mob of putting an entire town on fire in WB and Bangladesh over facebook posts. If that’s not enough for you to believe, I am providing Wikipedia article.

Religious violence in India – Wikipedia

List of massacres in India – Wikipedia

Bangladesh violence: Mob torches 30 houses of Hindus over ‘offensive’ Facebook post

In Pics: A trail of violence over FB post in Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district.

Keshav Chaudhary
During Mughal Empire by a Mughal emperor named Aurangzeb. He made people either convert their religion into Islam or sacrifice their life. Also there were many others who just came India for loot and killed many. Examples include: Taimur Tulak, Muhammad Gori, etc.

Ramani Ayyagari

  1. Persecution of Hindus – Wikipedia
  2. Islamic India – The Biggest Holocaust in World History | SikhNet
  3. Islamic Invasion Of India: The Greatest Genocide In History

Jarin Jove
Cultural erasure. Islam destroys prior cultures and even their histories. We still don’t have an accurate estimation to the extent of the mass genocides that took place. Needless to say, the 200 years of persecution upon Zoroastrians who fled to India gives credence to the higher amount of casualties than the lower numbers proposed, especially when you factor in the Islamic slave trade.

A solemn thank you to our Sikh Brothers and Sisters who’ve defended our human rights, the history that Islam seeks to erase as it did to the Zoroastrianists they persecuted and slaughtered, and who defend human rights from genocide apologists of Islam. That’s precisely what all those other commentators are: Genocide Apologists.

Mughal India ~ The Biggest Holocaust in World History | SikhNet

[Editor’s note: Sikhism believes in defence of all people including themselves. This article is not meant to single out any religion but tyranny itself.]

The genocide suffered by the Hindus of India at the hands of Arab, Turkish, Mughal and Afghan occupying forces for a period of 800 years is as yet formally unrecognised by the World.

With the invasion of India by Mahmud Ghazni about 1000 A.D., began the Muslim invasions into the Indian subcontinent and they lasted for several centuries. Nadir Shah made a mountain of the skulls of the Hindus he killed in Delhi alone. Babur raised towers of Hindu skulls at Khanua when he defeated Rana Sanga in 1527 and later he repeated the same horrors after capturing the fort of Chanderi. Akbar ordered a general massacre of 30,000 Rajputs after he captured Chithorgarh in 1568. The Bahamani Sultans had an annual agenda of killing a minimum of 100,000 Hindus every year.The history of medieval India is full of such instances. The holocaust of the Hindus in India continued for 800 years, till the brutal regimes were effectively overpowered in a life and death struggle by the Sikhs in the Panjab and the Hindu Maratha armies in other parts of India in the late 1700’s.We have elaborate literary evidence of the World’s biggest holocaust from existing historical contemporary eyewitness accounts. The historians and biographers of the invading armies and subsequent rulers of India have left quite detailed records of the atrocities they committed in their day-to-day encounters with India’s Hindus.These contemporary records boasted about and glorified the crimes that were committed – and the genocide of tens of millions of Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhist and Jainist, mass rapes of women and the destruction of thousands of ancient Hindu / Buddhist temples and libraries have been well documented and provide solid proof of the World’s biggest holocaust.

Quotes from modern historians

Dr. Koenraad Elst in his article “Was There an Islamic Genocide of Hindus?” states:

“There is no official estimate of the total death toll of Hindus at the hands of Islam. A first glance at important testimonies by Muslim chroniclers suggests that, over 13 centuries and a territory as vast as the Subcontinent, Muslim Holy Warriors easily killed more Hindus than the 6 million of the Holocaust. Ferishtha lists several occasions when the Bahmani sultans in central India (1347-1528) killed a hundred thousand Hindus, which they set as a minimum goal whenever they felt like punishing the Hindus; and they were only a third-rank provincial dynasty.The biggest slaughters took place during the raids of Mahmud Ghaznavi (ca. 1000 CE); during the actual conquest of North India by Mohammed Ghori and his lieutenants (1192 ff.); and under the Delhi Sultanate (1206-1526).“He also writes in his book “Negation in India”:“The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death. Entire cities were burnt down and the populations massacred, with hundreds of thousands killed in every campaign, and similar numbers deported as slaves. Every new invader made (often literally) his hills of Hindus skulls. Thus, the conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000 was followed by the annihilation of the Hindu population; the region is still called the Hindu Kush, i.e. Hindu slaughter.”

Will Durant argued in his 1935 book “The Story of Civilisation: Our Oriental Heritage” (page 459):

“The Mohammedan conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. The Islamic historians and scholars have recorded with great glee and pride the slaughters of Hindus, forced conversions, abduction of Hindu women and children to slave markets and the destruction of temples carried out by the warriors of Islam during 800 AD to 1700 AD. Millions of Hindus were converted to Islam by sword during this period.”

Francois Gautier in his book ‘Rewriting Indian History’ (1996) wrote:

“The massacres perpetuated by Muslims in India are unparalleled in history, bigger than the Holocaust of the Jews by the Nazis; or the massacre of the Armenians by the Turks; more extensive even than the slaughter of the South American native populations by the invading Spanish and Portuguese.”

Alain Danielou in his book, Histoire de l’ Inde writes:

“From the time Muslims started arriving, around 632 AD, the history of India becomes a long, monotonous series of murders, massacres, spoliations, and destructions. It is, as usual, in the name of ‘a holy war’ of their faith, of their sole God, that the barbarians have destroyed civilizations, wiped out entire races.”

Irfan Husain in his article “Demons from the Past” observes:

“While historical events should be judged in the context of their times, it cannot be denied that even in that bloody period of history, no mercy was shown to the Hindus unfortunate enough to be in the path of either the Arab conquerors of Sindh and south Punjab, or the Central Asians who swept in from Afghanistan…The Muslim heroes who figure larger than life in our history books committed some dreadful crimes. Mahmud of Ghazni, Qutb-ud-Din Aibak, Balban, Mohammed bin Qasim, and Sultan Mohammad Tughlak, all have blood-stained hands that the passage of years has not cleansed..Seen through Hindu eyes, the Muslim invasion of their homeland was an unmitigated disaster.

“Their temples were razed, their idols smashed, their women raped, their men killed or taken slaves. When Mahmud of Ghazni entered Somnath on one of his annual raids, he slaughtered all 50,000 inhabitants. Aibak killed and enslaved hundreds of thousands. The list of horrors is long and painful. These conquerors justified their deeds by claiming it was their religious duty to smite non-believers. Cloaking themselves in the banner of Islam, they claimed they were fighting for their faith when, in reality, they were indulging in straightforward slaughter and pillage…”

A sample of contemporary eyewitness accounts of the invaders and rulers, during the Indian conquests

The Afghan ruler Mahmud al-Ghazni invaded India no less than seventeen times between 1001 – 1026 AD. The book ‘Tarikh-i-Yamini’ – written by his secretary documents several episodes of his bloody military campaigns : “The blood of the infidels flowed so copiously [at the Indian city of Thanesar] that the stream was discoloured, notwithstanding its purity, and people were unable to drink it…the infidels deserted the fort and tried to cross the foaming river…but many of them were slain, taken or drowned… Nearly fifty thousand men were killed.”

In the contemporary record – ‘ Taj-ul-Ma’asir’ by Hassn Nizam-i-Naishapuri, it is stated that when Qutb-ul- Din Aibak (of Turko – Afghan origin and the First Sultan of Delhi 1194-1210 AD) conquered Meerat, he demolished all the Hindu temples of the city and erected mosques on their sites. In the city of Aligarh, he converted Hindu inhabitants to Islam by the sword and beheaded all those who adhered to their own religion.

The Persian historian Wassaf writes in his book ‘Tazjiyat-ul-Amsar wa Tajriyat ul Asar’ that when the Alaul-Din Khilji (An Afghan of Turkish origin and second ruler of the Khilji Dynasty in India 1295-1316 AD) captured the city of Kambayat at the head of the gulf of Cambay, he killed the adult male Hindu inhabitants for the glory of Islam, set flowing rivers of blood, sent the women of the country with all their gold, silver, and jewels, to his own home, and made about twentv thousand Hindu maidens his private slaves.

This ruler once asked his spiritual advisor (or ‘Qazi’) as to what was the Islamic law prescribed for the Hindus. The Qazi replied:

“Hindus are like the mud; if silver is demanded from them, they must with the greatest humility offer gold. If a Mohammadan desires to spit into a Hindu’s mouth, the Hindu should open it wide for the purpose. God created the Hindus to be slaves of the Mohammadans. The Prophet hath ordained that, if the Hindus do not accept Islam, they should be imprisoned, tortured, finally put to death, and their property confiscated.”

Timur was a Turkic conqueror and founder of the Timurid Dynasty. Timur’s Indian campaign (1398 – 1399 AD) was recorded in his memoirs, collectively known as ‘Tuzk-i-Timuri.’ In them, he vividly described probably the greatest gruesome act in the entire history of the world – where 100,000 Hindu prisoners of war in his camp were executed in a very short space of time. Timur after taking advice from his entourage says in his memoirs :

“they said that on the great day of battle these 100,000 prisoners could not be left with the baggage, and that it would be entirely opposed to the rules of war to set these idolaters and foes of Islam at liberty.

“In fact, no other course remained but that of making them all food for the sword’

Timur thereupon resolved to put them to death. He proclaimed :

“throughout the camp that every man who has infidel prisoners was to put them to death, and whoever neglected to do so should himself be executed and his property given to the informer. When this order became known to the ghazis of Islam, they drew their swords and put their prisoners to death. 100,000 infidels, impious idolaters, were on that day slain. Maulana Nasir-ud-din Umar, a counselor and a man of learning, who, in all his life had never killed a sparrow, now, in execution of my order, slew with his sword fifteen idolatrous Hindus, who were his captives“.

During his campaign in India – Timur describes the scene when his army conquered the Indian city of Delhi :

“In a short space of time all the people in the [Delhi] fort were put to the sword, and in the course of one hour the heads of 10,000 infidels were cut off. The sword of Islam was washed in the blood of the infidels, and all the goods and effects, the treasure and the grain which for many a long year had been stored in the fort became the spoil of my soldiers.

“They set fire to the houses and reduced them to ashes, and they razed the buildings and the fort to the ground….All these infidel Hindus were slain, their women and children, and their property and goods became the spoil of the victors. I proclaimed throughout the camp that every man who had infidel prisoners should put them to death, and whoever neglected to do so should himself be executed and his property given to the informer. When this order became known to the ghazis of Islam, they drew their swords and put their prisoners to death.”

The Mughal emperor Babur (who ruled India from 1526 -1530 AD) writing in his memoirs called the ‘Baburnama’ – wrote : ” In AH 934 (2538 C.E.) I attacked Chanderi and by the grace of Allah captured it in a few hours. We got the infidels slaughtered and the place which had been Daru’l-Harb (nation of non-muslims) for years was made into a Daru’l-Islam (a muslim nation).”

In Babur’s own words in a poem about killing Hindus (From the ‘Baburnama’ ) he wrote :

“For the sake of Islam I became a wanderer,
I battled infidels and Hindus,
I determined to become a martyr
Thank God I became a Killer of Non-Muslims!”

The atrocities of the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan (who ruled India between 1628 – 1658 AD) are mentioned in the contemporary record called : ‘Badshah Nama, Qazinivi & Badshah Nama , Lahori’ and goes on to state :

“When Shuja was appointed as governor of Kabul he carried on a ruthless war in the Hindu territory beyond Indus…The sword of Islam yielded a rich crop of converts….Most of the women (to save their honour) burnt themselves to death. Those captured were distributed among Muslim Mansabdars (Noblemen)”

The Afghan ruler Ahmad Shah Abdali attacked India in 1757 AD and made his way to the holy Hindu city of Mathura, the Bethlehem of the Hindus and birthplace of Krishna.

The atrocities that followed are recorded in the contemporary chronicle called : ‘Tarikh-I-Alamgiri’ :

“Abdali’s soldiers would be paid 5 Rupees (a sizeable amount at the time) for every enemy head brought in. Every horseman had loaded up all his horses with the plundered property, and atop of it rode the girl-captives and the slaves. The severed heads were tied up in rugs like bundles of grain and placed on the heads of the captives…Then the heads were stuck upon lances and taken to the gate of the chief minister for payment.

“It was an extraordinary display! Daily did this manner of slaughter and plundering proceed. And at night the shrieks of the women captives who were being raped, deafened the ears of the people…All those heads that had been cut off were built into pillars, and the captive men upon whose heads those bloody bundles had been brought in, were made to grind corn, and then their heads too were cut off. These things went on all the way to the city of Agra, nor was any part of the country spared.”

Banda Singh Bahadur was tortured to death after being imprisoned for 3 months. The heart of Banda Singh’s son was put in his mouth in an attempt to humiliate him

Why we should remember

The biggest holocaust in World History has been whitewashed from history.

When we hear the word HOLOCAUST most of us think immediately of the Jewish holocaust. Today, with increased awareness and countless cinema films and television documentaries – many of us are also aware of the Holocaust of the Native American peoples, the genocide of the Armenian peoples in the Ottoman Empire, and the millions of African lives lost during the Atlantic slave trade.

Europe and America produced at least a few thousand films highlighting the human misery caused by Hitler and his army. The films expose the horrors of Nazi regime and reinforce the beliefs and attitude of the present day generation towards the evils of the Nazi dictatorship.

In contrast look at India. There is hardly any awareness among the Indians of today of what happened to their ancestors in the past, because a great majority of historians are reluctant to touch this sensitive subject.

The World seems to either ignore or just does not seem to care about the many millions of lives lost during the 800 – year long holocaust of Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhist in India.

The Indian historian Professor K.S. Lal estimates that the Hindu population in India decreased by 80 million between 1000 AD and 1525 AD, an extermination unparalleled in World history. This slaughter of millions of people occurred over regular periods during many centuries of Arab, Afghan, Turkish and Mughal rule in India.

Many Indian heroes emerged during these dark times – including the 10th Sikh Guru – Guru Gobind Singh and also the Hindu Maratha king – Shivaji Maratha – who led the resistance against this tyranny and eventually led to its defeat by the late 1700s – after centuries of death and destruction.

The modern World today is facing a global threat from organizations and groups of terrorists such as the ISIS, Taliban and Al-Qaeeda – whose ideology is chillingly similar to that of the perpetrators of the World’s biggest holocaust in India.

Let us hope that the bloody lessons of the past are learnt so that history does not even have the remotest chance of repeating itself.

Mangapul Darmidi
Basically the Jew has better publicist.
The Armenian got persecuted by the Turk nobody talk about it.
The Jew persecuted the Palestine nobody talk about it.
The Nazi persecuted the Slav nobody talk about.
The Belgian persecuted the Africans nobody talk about.
The Jew has better publicist. The Jew and the Chinese. They simply have better publicist.

Aniruddha Dasgupta
Islam reached India in the 11th century and Islamic rule started over India in 12th century. From that time onwards, there was a constant Islamic rule over most parts of India for about 800 long years.

Most of them ruled very cruelly over India as they were outsiders (mostly of Turkish origin)Their main motive was to loot Indian wealth and to spread Islam. They destroyed temples and even converted many temples into mosques. Many libraries containing the original manuscripts of Hindu scriptures were also put on fire. Hinduism thus suffered a severe blow.

Most of them imposed the Jaziya tax which only the non muslims had to pay. Hindus were also to take permission before visiting their holy places of pilgrimage. And at that time, it was damn easy to convert a hindu. Reasons?

  1. The caste system was very rigid at that time and most lower caste people were oppressed. So, Islam was a good option for them.
  2. Most hindus were poor and they could evade the Jaziya tax by converting.
  3. Hinduism did not have any provisions of re conversion. If a hindu became muslim somehow then the hindus would not accept him back.
  4. Many rulers like Muhammad bin Tughlaq and Aurangzeb tortured hindus and they were being forcefully converted. (Remember that they cannot be converted back to hinduism) .
  5. People always like to be on the ruler’s side. So most hindus should have taken up islam for that reason.

When all countries like Egypt, Nigeria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Libya, Sudan, Algeria, etc readily accepted Islam upon its arrival at that place, what was wrong with India that it continued to be a hindu majority count which is still home to 1 billion hindus and that too after 800 years of Islamic rule and all the above mentioned points taken together?

If you think rationally then the answer is Hinduism itself. There is certainly something special about hinduism for which hindus didn’t leave it even after so much oppression. It is evident that they were proud hindus and that they would rather suffer all that and would even pay that draconian tax instaed of leaving their religion unlike the Central and Middle Asians and Africans.

Same was the case with British rule also. British people ruled over India for about 250 years(probably the only country to be a British colony for such a long time). The same British rule was there in countries like South Africa, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, America, etc. The result is that they have given up their old faiths and are now Christian majority countries while India barely has 3–4% christian population.

Even after all this, Hindus did not make India a hindu country. Why? Because Hinduism doesn’t need to be protected. It has been practiced since time immemorial and would continue to be practiced in the milleniums to come.

Although a major part of hindus are almost atheist today, I guarantee, they would still never leave their religion to convert into some other religion because hindus love hinduism very much. The culture, the heritage, the tradition and most importantly the independence given to a Hindu in Hinduism is unparalleled, whatsover.

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