Hindu and Muslim Conflict in South Asia

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South Asia is the center of Hindu and Muslim conflict in the world today. South Asia has more than one-fifth of the population of the world and it is one of the poorest area in the world. Its political situation is unstable because of politic and religion. There are various religions like Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism. Two of the country’s religious sects, Muslims and Hindus, have been in conflict for hundreds of years. India and Pakistan are the major places of the conflict. Hindus and Muslims’ misunderstanding and hatred of each other become deeper and deeper in all those years and will not leave easily. What’s more, it seems that there is impossible to reconcile for now. Hindu and Muslim conflict is basically cause by the Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent. Around 630 A.D, Islam was introduced to India through Arab traders. They are peaceful until the 8th century when a Syrian general named Muhammad bin Qasim desiring control of trade routes to India invaded. Muslim conquests in the Indian subcontinent mainly took place from the 12th to the 16th centuries, though earlier Muslim conquests made limited inroads into modern Afghanistan and Pakistan as early as the time of the Rajput kingdoms in the 8th century. With the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate, Islam spread across large parts of the subcontinent. In 1204, Bakhtiar Khilji led the Muslim conquest of Bengal, marking the eastern-most expansion of Islam at the time. So nowadays, many Hindus still think Islam is an invader’s religion. What’s more, after the Muslim conquest, British occupied India from 1858 to 1947. Then, a significant historical event called “Partition of India”happened on August 15, 1947. Partition of India let India and Pakistan become independent. Most Hindus are in India and most Muslims are in Pakistan. However, Partition of India could not stop the conflict

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