BANGALORE: Writer and critic Dr K Marulasiddappa on Tuesday expressed concern that India is losing its hold on cultural values and failing to uphold the principles of Hindu religion.
At the launch of the book ‘Hindudharma Pathanada Hadiyalli’, the Kannada translation of Dr S Bhimmappa’s English book ‘India Towards Islam’ by Prof G Sharanappa, he said, “Those who wave the Hinduism’s flag are the ones who are responsible for its downfall.”
“The book is a knowledge bank on Hindu religion. We have to look into the past to understand the current scenario of the country,” he said.
Criticising the caste system, Marulasiddappa said: “The biggest reason for the downfall of Hinduism is caste system. If it is eliminated, the religion will prosper. Reservation system should be given a second thought. If the reservation increases, there is a problem for Hindus.”
“Islam is becoming popular and this is a cause of concern. By 2017, India will have 20.2 per cent Muslims, by 2151 it would have increased to 31 per cent and 2201 they would be a majority,” he said.