Under the Islamic rule in Bharat, Hindus had to go through persecution on a mass scale. According to Koenraad Elst, an estimate of around 80 million Hindus were killed in Bharat by Muslims. He wrote this, in his book “Negationism in India”.
But if we go through and trust the writings of Muslim historian Firistha, we get to know that over 400 million Hindus were butchered by the Muslim rule in India making the Hindu population reduce its strength from 600 million to 200 million. Even in an interview, published in Prabuddha Bharat Swami Vivekananda quotes Firistha saying “When the Mohammedans first came we were said “I think on the authority of Ferishta, the oldest Mohammedan historian – to have been six hundred millions of Hindus. Now we are about two hundred million”.
Historian Sita Ram Goel in his book “Hindu temples- what happened to them”, claimed that around 40,000 temples were destroyed by Muslims. Somnath temple in Gujarat was attacked 17 times by Islamic barbarians. Even after the Islamic rule ended the persecution of Hindus never stopped.
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