Yezidis last hope remain Hindus and India

As Islamic State warriors are closing on to Sinjar Mountains, the Yezidi fighters, most who took up whatever arms were available even kitchen knives, are finding it hard to believe that world is still not worried about the fate of thousands of innocent men, women and children whose sole mistake is that they worship Taus Melek or Peacock Angel whom Hindus know as the Commander of all Gods Murugan/Karthikeya/Sanath Kumar. While discussing with them the situation they are in, they show fear that either they will be killed or be converted; the latter of these two fears is what they consider as bad as death itself.

Taus Melek and Murugan are one?

Taus Melek and Murugan are one?

But the most potent question that many Indians are asking is why are Yezidis trying to forge bond with Indians and particularly with Hindus? What is their motivation? Is there something sinister behind this outreach? Some even argue as to why must Hindus get involved with a group that does not even identify itself as a ‘Hindu’ and has traces of what several feel, concepts, that do not exactly blend with Hinduism.

Murugan, the commander of all gods, is whom Yezidis claim to worship.

Murugan, the commander of all gods, is whom Yezidis claim to worship.

Keeping these questions in mind I asked a Yezidi man, as to why do the Yezidis feel that Indians, and particularly Hindus, would like to help them? His answer was straight; he said that it was because ‘there is no one else who would like to help us without converting us and we are aware that only and only Hindus are like that.’ This 44-year old man, who goes by the name of Hatim is a guide by profession and based in Dohuk, is absolutely sure that the ‘Hindus will help and India will help.’

But the question is why must India help Yezidis who have no known connection with India for thousands of years? To this he did not have an answer except that ‘will you not try to help your cousins if they are in danger and left India for Iceland? I know you people help (everyone)… (those too) who have no bond but we know you and we like you. Won’t you help?’

Killed for being 'Devil worshipers.'

Killed for being ‘Devil worshipers.’

Many may not find this argument or should we say a helpless and defeated plea convincing, certainly when we shun emotions and measure each thing in terms of value addition, then this helpless community of a few millions (some claim them to be as less as 5, 00, 000) staring at the biggest genocide of the 21st century that promises to wipe it out completely, is not worthy of investing in. Assuming this to be the way forward, now let us consider why India or Hindus ‘should not’ help the Yezidis. The only reason of not helping the Yezidis is as that they hold no value, and in any case there is always the defensive argument like when there is a fire in our very own house then why go to Iraq (youngsters waving Islamic State flags is a reality in India). Plus there is one more like has India done anything for Pakistani and Bangladeshi Hindus and Sikhs, who share immediate ties with us? Then why bother?

Plea for help

Plea for help

The Chief Editor, International Strategist and Founder of http://www.AmritWorld.com Mr. Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ explains this aspect in a conversation by saying that ‘India went to Sri Lanka to fight LTTE. Indian Army was sent to Maldives in 1988; in the case of Yezidis none of this has happened nor may this happen. But we are still in a position to help; all that are needed are manpower and money.” Explaining further he also gave another example of Fiji, where Mahinder Chaudhary, a Hindu Prime Minister was thrown out by the army. He said “everyone spoke against his removal, he was a staunch Hindu, but India did nothing, on the other hand New Zealand went ahead and sent a warship and Fijian Army hastily retreated. Mr. Chaudhary traces his roots to Haryana but did India bother? For no less than 56 days did the Fijian Army keep him captured.”

For Yezidis, he said that they are a very tiny minority in Iraq and now, since Kurdistan will soon be an independent nation hence they (Yezidis) will again be a minority there, but not as small as they are in Iraq. They will be just a religious minority and not an ethnic one so considering this scenario if India or Hindus help Yezidis it would be helping the soon-to-be independent state of Kurdistan. And therefore any help will only strengthen the bond between this new state with India, and the benefit? Well! This would be an oil producing friendly country in the heart of Middle East.

Brothers? Are we?

Brothers? Are we?

But keeping the money dynamics aside, even if India, or Hindus as Yezidis want, come to their aid then it only makes sense as they are a very small minority, plus the adoration and loyalty with which they look up to India with is something that several crore illegal Bangladeshis will never be able to do. So the choice for India is simple, and surprisingly, without any dilemmas. Just manpower and money is needed to help this minute minority, no need to send armed forces. Protecting Yezidis today makes sense as it will benefit Indians tomorrow.

How Yezidis and Hindus are forming a bond slowly but surely
Hindus and Yezidis must be credited to be looking at each other with curiosity and that too with extreme positivism. Small efforts have already been undertaken by both the communities, like Yezidi students in Bangalore going to celebrate Diwali with Hindus after visiting Murugan temple, Yezidi kids especially asking Hindus to help them, Qasem Sesho appealing to Hindus and Yezidi groups meeting Hindu leaders etc.

Small steps to a great start?

Small steps to a great start?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has already gone a step further and has promised to aid Yezidis displaced by current turmoil. So, we can presume that so far everything is positive from both the sides, but yes, only time will tell how Hindus and Yezidis take this relationship forward and whether both are ready to cement the bond further.

Hindus and Yezidi students celebrating Diwali in Bangalore

Hindus and Yezidi students celebrating Diwali in Bangalore

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10 thoughts on “Yezidis last hope remain Hindus and India

  1. Is any one in the Indian Govt know about these people? Or for that matter on any organization in India? Are you speaking to any group that can help? Just curious.

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    • The Indian government is aware, however, it it has done nothing so far. For Hindu organizations I would say that Live Values Foundation is the one that has been raising awareness about Yezidis while Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s organization is providing relief aid. No one else despite several requests by Yezidis has even bothered to listen to their pleas except common Hindus.

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      • Namta Ji nothing is impossible if we can try. Then only we will get success may be in shorter or longer time period. My thinking after going through urs & Ms. Ayya’s blogs is that its possibly missing proper channel approach in proper way with some diplomacy which is lacking somehow. If Hindustani govt can rescue other countries’ nationals from Syria on war footing basis in record time (including other EU & American nations as well let alone all neighbor Asian nations) by deploying a central minister ON SITE OF RESCUE, it can do everything possible. We need diplomatical channeling, incidental proofs there with atrocities’ video clips, proper time coordination for right button poressing, its very achievable. I’m ready to extend all out support from my end for this cause. After all as a human stature of real Hindutwa, we must take care of & protect those who come to our refuge by even our lives’ cost. I’m a RSS, ABVP & now BJP silent coordinator in my political think tank circle. Ready to utilize all my channels to help our brothers & sisters. Pls don’t despair. If we try unitedly, WE CAN ONE DAY.

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    • No Ayya………..pls remember help is theirs who demand & get it now-a-days in Hindustan after NaMo reign unlike previous govts. I strongly recommend if you are one of the Yezidi student in India, first you must form an organization with 2-3 real Hindutwa thinking people (hindu Indian) in management team of your student organization. Then you have to jointly approach to the BJP HQ/ BJYM/RSS/VHP in presence of some media. You want the media help assistance me can do that…. Then its officially can be sent as a request to intervene in the matter or give refugee status to incomers by MEA. Most appropriate step will be by pressing Hindustan high status present govt office bearers, you guys can even press indirectly USA, UK etc countries to be unitedly root out fuc*in’ ISIS doing so much pain & heart wrenches to you brothers & sisters of us. Its called DIPLOMACY THROUGH PROPER CHANNEL FOR PROPER RESPONSE IN QUICK REAL TIME.

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  2. I THINK IMMEDIATE ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN ,GOPIO{PEOPLE OF INDIAN ORIGIN} AROUND THE WORLD MUST BE CONTACTED,AND ALSO THINK INTERNATIONAL CONSCIOUS MUST AWAKE IN ORDER TO REPATRIATE ALL YEZIDI TO INDIA.ISRAEL DID IT WITH BLACK JEWS IN AFRICA{FALASIA JEWS}.HINDUISM TODAY MUST PUBLISH SUCH ATROCITIES.

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  3. If Indian Muslims can import rohingya muslims then why can’t we help yazidis. Infact we should also help kalash people’s based in kafiristan northwest portion of Pakistan.

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  4. Hindus are not fool but most tolerant religion which respect every other. Hindu societies and Govt. must save them. If other says they are Christians I can’t stop him but give similarities by culture not by western clothing. some comment due to race of colours and language but you must knew more then 90% languages are originated from Sanskrit.

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