Bakhtiyaar Khilji brought the downfall of Budhism in India: E.Rajesh Pathak

Rajesh Pathak

Rajesh Pathak

Throwing the light on the downfall of Buddhism in India Dr. Bheemrao Ambedkar said-‘When Muslim ruler, Bakhtiyaar Khilji, invaded Bihar he killed more than five thousand Buddhist monks. And those saved fled to China, Nepal and Tibet. In order to revive Buddhism the followers later tried to raise monasteries  but till then 90% Buddhists had gone back to the fold of Hinduism. Therefore these efforts came a cropper.’[‘ Dr Ambedkar aur samajik kranti ki yatra’; p-321; Dattopant Thengri] This Ambedkar said when he had adopted Buddhism. But today through the nexus  of Communists, jihadists and crypto-Christians a mission is being deceptively carried out to establish the notion that because of their ‘common’ socio-economic state this is the need of the hour that Muslims, Christians, Adivasis and Buddhist- Dalits should come together to express their ‘solidarity’. And for that the many an organization have even grown active , and the slogans coined by them  inciting the division in the communities could even be read on the walls in different places. But before being swayed under  any such kind of evil-design all those under target are needed to be mindful of  what is stated by Ambedkar above. So also they should not forget as to how in Bamiyan of Muslim-majority Afghanistan rare  Buddha’s antique statues of 6th century was razed to ground by jihadists not long back. And how for the peace loving followers of Buddha it had got to be difficult  to live the life at ease in their own country of  Maynmar due to rabid hordes of Rohingya Muslims.

Ultimately owing to which they had to take the recourse of retaliation under the guidance their Buddhist monks. And then how, outdone in their own game, Rohingyas had to flee the country only to take refuge in different countries including India is there for all to see. Initially waged against Christians during Easter, how Jihad in Sri Lanka had taken Sinhalese Buddhists also into its fold world has seen that two years back. Buddhists monasteries and temples had to bring  under the tight vigil of police force. Active in Sri Lanka, Muslim Touhid jamat was suspected to have been the brain behind the incident. This had got to be  the cause of concern for India also! For religious programmes sponsored by the Touhid jamat run in the TV channels are in operation in South India in a big way. However, as for Christians, it notably termed this as ‘Jihad’ against Christianity.

The case of our neighbor country, Bangladesh, is no different. It is because of Jihadi terrorism poor and backward Buddhist Chakma tribal community is forced to migrate from there and take shelter in India. In Muslim majority Pakistan- along with the Hindus and Ahmadias – Christians are living the life suffered with harrowing religious atrocities. Due to rabid Mullahas that Aasiya biwi whose life had got to be hell in Pakistan that is none other than Christian. This also should not be forgotten.



The author Rajesh Pathak is writing articles for the last 25 years. Hitvada, Free Press Journal, Times of India reader’s blog, Eastern Chronicle Kolkata, Sentinel Assam, Organiser, Hans India, , Central Chronicle, Uday India, Swadesh, Navbharat are the newspapers where his articles are published. He is BE civil engineering; Diploma in Creative English Writing from IGNOU, Delhi.




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