HENB | New Delhi | 22 Oct 2014:: Since Pakistan and Bangladesh (East Pakistan) are now two Islamic State and Hindus are minority there (in Pakistan 1.86% and in BD about 9%) Deepavali (Diwali) is not a public holiday anymore. There is no Hindu Holiday in Pakistan Govt Public holiday list (not a single one when Christians have two) and BD holiday list shows three only. Deepavali is an optional holiday there. Hindus can enjoy only one optional holiday in Pakistan and three from BD holiday list. Think Muslims can do paramount restrictions to non-Muslims in Muslim countries and they demand optimum facilities where they are minority under minority status. When would we be able to understand the Islamic mentality and will say NO TO ISLAM, which restricts our rituals.
The grandeur of Deepavali (Diwali) in India is also related to the head-count. where Hindus are in majority they celebrate Diwali in a manner they want. But in Muslim majority areas Hindus cannot. Even then we are still in a dilemma whether we should join in a Hindu organisation or not or to mark my family with an orthodox Hindu lineage. If you have some problem to be levelled as communal or so, you will be a simple victim of extinction. If you like Diwali and other Hindu festivity, think then your position in a Pakistan or Bangladesh like situation. Do that by what your next generation also can celebrates all the festivals safely as they like. Without Hindu majority and strong might, Hindus will be discarded to observe their festivals in any Islamic situation. Please think about it.
See the Govt holiday lists in Pakistan and Bangladesh displayed below with this message. You will understand what is what!
Let the light of Deepavali wipe out our secular insanity leading us to a dangerous homicide. Be Hindu, Think Hindu, Then say Happy Deepawali.