Again one of my replies removed by Quora. Why?

I was informed that my reply to the question, “Is India becoming the most hated country?” violated their “be nice, be respectful” policy. In fact some months ago, I had been asked to remove the last sentence of my write up. I didn’t remove it, because it is not disrespectful, but true. So the whole piece disappeared now, after being up on the site for about a year and getting over 80,000 views and 10,000 upvotes.

Quora removed so far 6 replies and each times threatens that I will be banned from Quora if I continue to not be nice and respectful. It seems telling the truth is not nice and respectful.

Here is the reply to:

Is India becoming the most hated country?

Oh no, India can never become the most hated country – never mind how much media and missionaries and other vested interests try to portray it as such.

There are too many people in the world who know India, who know her profound philosophy, who know how much she has contributed to civilization, more than any other country in this world, who know how kind and open-minded her people are, how they live and let live and this includes millions of cows, monkeys, stray dogs, even tigers, leopards, elephants, snakes, etc… in spite of a huge population on little space. Even love & worship them as nature’s gift.

Too many people know how colourful and joyful the atmosphere is during the many festivals, which have mostly a religious nature; they know how alive the country is and how generously India shares her knowledge like Yoga or Ayurveda; how amazing her culture is – music, dance, sculpture, architecture. And also, there are too many people who know Indians who live abroad and know that they are among the best immigrants possible.

But yes, attempts are on to portray India in very poor light, and ‘rapes in India’ and ‘atrocities against minorities and lower castes’ are preferred news on foreign TV channels, like on German dw (Deutsche Welle), when the same channel will not broadcast rapes that happen in Germany.

A poll in England recently showed that Indians there are seen positively (+25), while Pakistanis are seen negatively (-4). The amazing thing is that Indians and Pakistanis are basically the same people. The only difference is that some Indians converted to Islam during the long Muslim rule of their country and at the time of Independence, they demanded their own country as they didn’t want to live together with Hindus. And while hardly any Hindus are left in Pakistan, India allowed Muslims, who did not want to move to Pakistan, stay and their number has increased significantly.

So maybe there is one condition: India can never become the most hated country as long as it remains majority Hindu.

By Maria Wirth

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36 comments

  1. Ganapathy Neeruganti. · · Reply

    I don’t see anything objectionable in the reply write up. Evidently Quora is not interested in Truth and they simply want an answer to reaffirm the question. Very strange.

    1. i think the last sentence didn’t suit them…

  2. Iqbal singh · · Reply

    Very well brought out Maria.Hindu culture is tolerant,all absorbing,flexible with a universal approach.No one is outsider,the entire world is one family

  3. RAKESH SINGLA · · Reply

    In fact it is only in the last sentence as to why India can never ever be even remotely disliked country in the world not to talk of a hated country

  4. Meaningful comments, Maria, specifically the last sentence, ‘as long as India remained majority Hindu’ That is why Hindu culture needs to to be preserved.

  5. Varadhachary, Arun · · Reply

    Completely agree.
    Your comment about DW (among other news outlets) is spot on.

    Best regards and thanks for your commentaries.

    Arun Varadhachary, MD, PhD

    ________________________________

    1. Thank you

  6. Mohan P Wankar · · Reply

    Some people find it hard to digest the truth. Excellent blog. Keep it up.

    1. It’s amazing, the post is nice and respectful… But obviously to the wrong country according to Quora

  7. Manoj · · Reply

    Maria ji, this has happened to me several times as well when speaking about Islam and Christianity on Quora. Your answer is sincere and has no foul language, so I do not see on what base your answer has been removed, especially since it complies with Quora’s policies.

    1. Sukumaran Summugam · · Reply

      I can’t nt agree more with you Manoj Sir. What Madam Maria Wirth wrote is merely facts and nothing but facts. I’m perplexed on why Quora find it offensive n asked her reply to be removed. Quora’s act and intention is questionable and uncalled for. Tq

    2. I guess it was the last sentence which did not go down well with some people…

  8. In fact, it is the last sentence which is more meaningful than others. It is the crux.

    1. yes, but it’s politically incorrect.
      Glad that more and more Indians throw political correctness to the wind. videos of Pushpendra Kulshreshta are proof.

  9. There you are, Ms. Maria. Your ending sentence made them anger!

    The West and vested Islamic countries don’t want to be India is the country for majority Hindus. Hindus don’t interfere in other’s affairs and expect the same from others. Hindus are soft not because of their inability or weakness, but by their culture and religious education. Hindus don’t conquer countries but the hearts of everyone in the World in the near future by their behavior. You and I will witness this soon Maria Ji. Keep knocking the doors of World until they listen to what the Hinduism is actually!

  10. You are right Maria. But we cannot do anything with a person who prefers to be blind.

  11. Suresh · · Reply

    Well written Maria. The media which is leftist & abhramaic religious symphathisers will certainly block people like you who is defending hinduism staunchly

  12. Hemant · · Reply

    Perfect answer Maria, you are a great champion of Dharma, you are honest and have the courage to speak the truth, I have great respect for you. You will always be blessed!🙏

    1. Thank you, Hemant

  13. Dr.S.Himesh · · Reply

    JUST a Plain Truth Dr.S.Himesh Scientist CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation (C-MMACS) NAL Belur Campus Wind Tunnel Road Bangalore-56 0037 Phone: +91 080 25051327(o), 9844854288 (m) Fax:+91 80 25220392 email:himesh@cmmacs.ernet.in home: http://www.cmmacs.ernet.in

  14. Adesh Tyagi · · Reply

    So very true. These vested interest media will go to any extent to propagate there own beliefs.

  15. Indrani · · Reply

    Maria, you wrote well. It’s a pity that some sites are using the excuse of hate speech to censor fair writing. I don’t support hate speech and your piece is not in that category, imho

  16. I agree with everything you say Maria. I’ve been going to India for the past 30 years, almost annually. I love the place, the people, the animals, the vibe, the food ….. even the crazy traffic. Indeed, anyone who needs a lesson in ‘tolerance’, should go to India. I’ll go there ten times rather, before I ever have to set foot in US or EU again. My interest is textiles & I am so happy to find myself amidst the best weavers (silk, cotton, wool, pineapple, banana skin), dyers, printers, designers in the world. The best textiles are produced there and it’s no wonder that Indian women are the best dressed females in the world. I cringe when I see scantily clad westerners on the streets. India is not place for it and it simply shows disdain & disrespect. Oh btw, ….. and can they sing, dance & party!!!!! Like nowhere else.

  17. Surya, USA · · Reply

    Hi Maria,
    My very strong recommendation is this. When Admin asks you to remove something do so promptly. If they ban you then it is a loss for India and hindus. You should have removed the sentence in question immediately for the larger good of country and religion. Why? Ajit Vadakayil runs a very busy and popular blog of his own. He was banned and on top of it some posters started abusing him and calling him an extremist hindu. He has no chance of defending himself anymore.Do not try to defend yourself for some anti hindu and anti India forces are in the works on Quora.

    As a matter of fact many countries face such ridiculous accusations, even America is one such victim. Cheers.

    1. This is already the 6th reply they took down. My earlier ones also were respectful, only straight forward…

  18. Surya, USA · · Reply

    I need some clarity. All were six consecutive replies, meaning you are not allowed to post anymore?
    What if you post something in a non religious thread, a simple one to see if you are not allowed to post anymore, just as a test?

    1. No, not consecutive. I am still allowed to post but my recent posts get very few views compared to earlier. Of course some replies are better and get more views, but the more followers I got ( now over 22,000) the less views, just a few thousand, while earlier even a lakh. An earlier article on Zakir Naik got 29,000 views in only 17 hours when it was taken down.

  19. Surya, USA · · Reply

    Muslim and even christian members are very active on Quora. They activate a mechanism to eliminate a post when they perceive it is offensive, complaining against the post. Presumably Zakir Naik’s website complained against your post in turn that resulted in a flood of complaints by his followers. Quora Admin wants to keep all in good humor, so without going into the merits and demerits the “offensive” post it is removed. Thats my theory.

    1. Yes, both my replies on Naik disappeared. Yet both are on my blog. In fact I had copied my blog “my reply to Dr Zakir Naik” on to Quora, mentioning the link. It was that one which went viral and then collapsed…

      1. indrani · ·

        hi maria, perhaps you should alert the administrator of this possibility and ask them to be on the alert for anti-hindu bias from these sources. best wishes, you are doing a great job.

      2. Thank you, Indrani, but not much chance. I appealed a few times, but nothing happened. Twitter also plays games. Someone told me that I am search banned…
        Seems all are after those who stand up for Hindu Dharma.

      3. Indrani · ·

        would an online petition help? You could send out to so many groups etc. word it well to show what you wrote, why it was banned, facebook response, and your concerns

      4. No, I won’t do it.
        Rather wished there was a petition against teaching hate in religious class…

  20. Sanjay Deolgaonkar · · Reply

    No words Mariya ji…..Just touching your feet from here by bowing my Heat before you.

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