Lies being taught;
Muslims and Dalits are minorities and ‘Hindus’ are majority in India;
Now the truth;
The word Hindu refers to the original inhabitants of ancient (H)Indus valley Civilization. people coming from China, Greece or present day Iran collectively referred to people living across river (s)indhu as (H)indus. Thus every inhabitant of ancient India were called and are Hindus. The ancient India or indies consists of present day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, the Maldives and some parts of Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, the Philippines, East Timor, and Malaysia.
India is a country where every 100 Miles language and religion changes. At every few miles there is a Mahatama, A Sant, A Baba, A Swami, A Muni, A Guru, An Ashram, A Dera, A Satsang giving his own beliefs, practices, traditions and religious definitions. Even within same caste or sub castes for example Vaishyas the religious ceremony changes with place. It is different in Bengal, where Vaishyas worship ‘Durga’, in West they worship ‘Ganesha’, in central India, they worship ‘Sun’ (chhath Puja). Hindu Dharma refers to moral obligations or duties to be observed in Society e.g. 'Pitr'/'matr' Dharma; father/mother duty towards children, 'Suntaan' dharam duty of sons or children’s towards tjeir parents or 'Shishya' and 'Shikshak' students and teachers duty towards each other etc etc.
After Ashoka the great laid down arms for good (for war was considered as greatest destruction a man could cause) See; Ashoka, India ceased to be a military power. It became easy prey for invasions. Muslim invaders, such as Nader Shah, Mahmud of Ghazni, Ahmad Shāh Abdālī, Muhammad Ghori, Babur etc forced or lured, many inhabitants to convert to Islam. However cultures of converts remained as Hindus. They are called Hindu-Muslims since Islam is not indigenous to India. Similarly English and Portuguese invasion led to many to convert to Christianity. However they are also culturally Hindus. Hence converts to Christianity are called Hindu-Christians since Christianity is not indigenous to India. Indian ‘Muslims’ whether living in Pakistan or Bangladesh are not called Muslims for two reasons;
1. They speak Urdu. Urdu is derived from Hindi and is spoken only by Hindus or in Indian territories of Pakistan or Bangladesh. One can easily follow Pakistan news channels since they use mostly Hindi with little smattering of Persian. We cannot understand Muslim TC Channels of Saudi Arabia, Iran or Iraq.
2. Muslims consider Indian converts as their Dogs not Muslims;-
Indian Muslims can be referred to either as converts or Hindu-Muslims. They are not Muslims and will never be accepted as Muslims.
Now coming to the issue of minorities In India, an individual is smallest minority. In truth all Indians are Indians first and last. All Indians are Hindus. For power hungry congress communists and state parties who love to treat Humans as votes (castes), here are a few facts;
Dalits and OBCs constitute more than 50% of Population (there won’t be 50% reservation for 5% of population).
Converts constitute 15% of population.
Following are minority castes since they are between 0.1% to 3.0% of population.
A; Adaviyar, Agri caste, Ahir, Ahirwar, Alavan, Anjana , Antal, Anuppan, Aradhya, Arayan, Arora, Asati, Ashtagrama Iyer, Awadhiya (caste),
B; Badhiphul, Bahti, Bajgi, Bakho, Balija, Bania (caste), Bangar, (caste), Bansphor, Bari (caste), Barwar (caste), Bayar caste, Bedi, Bedia (caste), Belwar, Bhada (Charan), Bhalla, Bhambi, Bhandari caste, Bhangu, Bhanot, Bhantu, Bhanushali, Bharbhunja , Bhat, Bhatraju, Bhattarai, Bhavsar, Bhil Gametia, Bhil Mama, Bhishti, Bhope, Bhuiyar, Bhulia, Brahim
C; Christians, Chag, Chain(caste), Chakyar, Chamail, Chaukalshi, Chhaparband, Chhipi, Chik, Chobdar, Chunara, Churihar, Goud.
D; Dahima, Daivadnya, Dalit, Dangi, Dashora, Desigar, Deuli mali, Devadiga, Devanga, Dewangan, Dhadhor, Dheevara, Dhor, Dhusia, Domba, Dubla, Dudekula.
E; Eradi, Ezhava
G; Gaderia, Gadhia, Gahoi, Gamalla, Ganak, Ganiga, Gauda and Kunbi, Gavli, Gawaria, Ghamaila, Gharami, Ghasiara, Ghirth, Gihara, Godha, Gollewar, Goriya, Gowari, Gowda, Gurjar
H; Halbi, Halwai, Hatkar, Hatwal, Hazaris, Hela, Heri, Burud, Holar, Hoogar, Hurkiya.
I; Idangai, Ilayath, Iluvar, Isai Velalar, Istimrari, Iyer,
J; Jaga, Jalia Kaibarta, Jāti, Jhamar, Jhangi, Jogi, Jogi Faqir, Jat
K; Kadava, Kadia, Kaimal, Kakur, Kalabaz, Kalbi, Kalingi, Kalwar, Kamma, Kammalan, Kanakkan, Kandu, Kanet, Kaniyar, Kanjar, Kannadiya Naidu, Kapariya, Karan, Karmakar, Karmani, Kartha, Kasuadhan, Kathi Darbar, Kattaha, Keminje, Kesarvani, Kewat, Khagi, Khairaha, Khant, Kharol, Kharot, Kharwa, Kharwar, Khateek, Khatri, Kirar, Koli, Komar, Komati, Konar, Koshta, Kshatriya, Kuchband, Kulin, Kumbara Gowda, Kummari, Kunbi, Kuravar, Kurup, Kuta, Kuthaliya Bora.
L; Labbay, Lakhera, Lal Begi, Lavana, Leuva, Leva, Lodha, Lohia, Lonari.
M; Maaran, Madiga, Mahishya, Mahton, Mahuri, Mahyavanshi, Maiya, Mal, Mala, Mali, Mallav, Mang, Manipuri, Mannadiyar, Maratha, Meshuchrarim, Mirshikar, Modh, Mukkulathor, Mukkuvar, Mundhra, Muslim Dhobi
N; Nadar, Nagarathar, Nai, Nambiar, Nambudiri, Narikurava, Nassuvan, Natrayat, Nattathi Nadar, Nattukottai Nagarathar, Navnat, Nayak, Nedumpally, Negi, Nethakani, Niari, Nishad, Noongar.
P; Pachhimi, Padhar, Padmashali, Pancha-Dravida, Pancha-Gauda, Panchkalshi, Panika, Parahiya, Paravar, Parvatharajakulam, Patanwadia, Pathare Prabhu, Pathare Prabhu (Kanchole), Patharkat, Pattamkattiyar, Pattariyar, Patwa, Perike, Pindari, Purabi.
Q; Qalandar, Qassab
R; Radha, Rajan, Raju, Ramdasia, Ramoshi, Rastogi, Rathodia, Rathwa, Raut, Ravana, Rayee, Rayeen, Roniaur
S; Sachora, Sadh, Sagar, Sahariya, Sahmal, Saini, Sakaldwipiya, Salaat, Saliya, Salvi, Samantan, Sambandam, Sansi, Sapera, Sathwara, Seervi, Sengunthar, Shah, Shankarjati, Shenva, Sidh, Sikligar, Sinduria, Sondhia, Soni, Sorathia, Sunar, Sundhi, Sunwani, Suryavanshi Aare Katika, Swakula Sali, Swarnkar
T; Tamboli, Tanti, Tattama, Thakur, Thampan, Thandan, Thathagar, Thathera, Thirumulpad, Thogataveera, Tuluva Hebbars, Turaiha, Tyagi.
V; Vadde raju, Vaddera, Vaddi, Vaishnav Khamar, Vaishya Vani, Valand, Valangai, Valiathan, Vankar, Vanzha, Variar, Vatandar, Velama, Vijayvargiya.
Misc; Nirankaries, Sikhs, Radha Swamies, Arya Samajies, Sacha Sauda wale, Sai Baba wale, bapu wale, baba wale, dera wale, ashrams wale etc etc.
There may be some smattering of OBC’s and SCs in above list. 2%-3% here or there won’t make any difference to the larger picture that what is projected as minority is actually majority and what is projected as Majority is actually minority.