Medieval Genocide of Hindus

Mahmud of GaznaviMahmud bin Qasim
Mahmud of Ghorikhtiyaruddin Bakhtiyar Khalji
Firuz Shah TughlaqSikandar Butshikan
Mamulk Dynasty Ala-ul-Din Khilji
TimurTreatment of Hindu women
Massacres in Tamil NaduThose who hated Somnath

Mahmud of Gaznavi

(From the accounts of arikh-i-Yamini of Utbi the secretary of Mahmud of Gaznavi)

"The blood of the infidels flowed so copiously at Thanesar that the stream was discolored, not withstanding its purity, and people were unable to drink it. The Sultan returned with plunder which is impossible to count. Praise be to Allah for the honor he bestows on Islam and Muslims."
"The Muslims paid no regard to the booty till they had satiated themselves with the slaughter of the infidels and worshipers of sun and fire.... The number of infidels killed exceeded 50,000"
"The infidels...deserted the fort and tried to cross the foaming river...but many of them were slain, taken or drowned... Nearly fifty thousand men were killed."
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Mahmud bin Qasim

  • Sindh:
    "...he levelled the temple and circumsised every Kaffir which they resented. So he caused every Kaffir from age of seventeen and upwards to be put to death; tthe young women and children of both sexes were retained in bondage"
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Mahmud of Ghori

& Qutbuddin Aibak

(from Hasan Nizami's Taj-ul-Maasir)
  • Kol (Modern Aligarh)
"those of the horizon who were wise and acute were converted to Islam, but those who stood by their ancestoral faith were slain with the sword"
  • Kol (Modern Aligarh)
    20,000 prisoners were taken and made slaves
    'Three bastions were raised as high as heaven with their heads and their carcases became food for the beasts of prey
  • Kalinjar
    50,000 prisoners were taken as slaves
  • Varnasi or Kasi (Benaras) :Kamil-ut-Tawarikh of Ibn Asir records,
    "The slaughter of Hindus (at Varanasi) was immense; none were spared except women and children,(who were taken into slavery) and the carnage of men went on until the earth was weary."
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Ikhtiyaruddin Bakhtiyar Khalji

  • Destroyed Nalanda
  • Massacred Buddhist monks

    Nalanda the great Buddhist center of learning philosophy and other secular crafts flourished under the Hindu rule of Guptas. In fact, under Gupta rule it reached its zenith. Today it stands ruined, its magnificent library burnt because it contained not Quran and its monks slaughtered by 'the sword of Islam'. To this day the state where this great temple of education stands ruined suffer from illiteracy and poverty proving that the pseudo-secular rule today is no different from Medieval Islamic rule.

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Sultan Firuz Shah Tughlaq

(from Insha-i-Mahry by Amud Din Abdullah bin Mahru)
  • Delhi : (after Hindus paid the toleration tax (zar-i zimmiya) and poll-tax(jizya) they were foolish enough to build their temples.So...)
    "...Under divine guidance I (Sultan) destroyed these temples and I killed the leaders of these infedility and others I subjected to stripes and chastisement "
  • Delhi: -a punishment in detail-(From Tarikh-i-Firuz Shahi)
    "A report was brought to the Sultan than there was in Delhi an old Brahman who persisted in publicly performing the worship of idols in his house and that people of the city, both Muslims and Hindus used to resort to his house to worship the idol. The Brahman had constructed a wooden tablet which was covered within and without with paintings of demons and other objects. An order was accordingly given to the Brahman and was brought before Sultan.The true faith was declared to the Brahman and the right course pointed out. but he refused to accept it. A pile was risen on which the Kaffir with his hands and legs tied was thrown into and the wooden tablet on the top. The pile was lit at two places his head and his feet. The fire first reached him in the feet and drew from him a cry and then fire completley enveloped him. Behold Sultan for his strict adherence to law and rectitude."
  • Gohana (Haryana):
    "Some Hindus had erected a new idol-temple in the village of Kohana and the idolaters used to assemble there and perform their idolatrous rites. These people were seized and brought before me. I ordered that the perverse conduct of these leaders of this wickedness be punished by publicly abd that they should be put to deathe before the gate of the palace."
  • Jajnagar:(Expedition objectives as stated by Sultan)(Source:Ainn-ul-Mulk)
    • massacring the unbelievers
    • demolishing their temples
    • hunting the elephants
    • getting a glimpse of their enchanting country
  • Orissa:'Sirat-i-Firoz Shahi' records his expedition with the following words:
    "nearly 100,000 men of Jajnagar had taken refuge with their women, children, kinsmen and relations The swordsmen of Islam turned the island into a basin of blood by the massacre of the unbelievers.

    Women with babies and pregnant ladies were haltered, manacled, fettered and enchained, and pressed as slaves into service in the house of every soldier."

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Sultan Sikandar Butshikan of Kashmir

  • Kashmir:
    "He decreed that no kaffir should wear a mark on his forehead and no woman should burn the corpse of her husband....Many of the Hindus rather than abandon their religion poisoned themselves."
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Sultans of Mamulk Dynasty

  • Rohilkhand:Badauni reports in his 'Muntakhab-ut-Tawarikh'
    "In two days after leaving Delhi, he arrived in the midst of the territory of Katihar and put to death every male, even those of eight years of age, and bound the women"
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Ala-ul-Din Khilji

  • Kambayat:Abdulla Wassaf writes in his Tazjiyat-ul-Amsar wa Tajriyat
    he killed the adult male Hindu inhabitants for the glory of Islam, set flowing rivers of blood, sent the women of the country with all their gold, silver, and jewels, to his own home, and made about twenty thousand maidens his private slaves.
  • Chitoor: More than 20,000 Hindu women including Rani Padmini self-immolated themselves to escape sex-slavery in the hands of Muslim rulers.
  • Muslim priests Qazi adviced Khilji on how to conduct his non-Muslim subjects. Here is such a recorded advice:

    Hindus are like the mud; if silver is demanded from them, they must with the greatest humility offer gold. If a Mohammadan desire to spit into a Hindu's mouth, the Hindu should open it wide for the purpose. God created the Hindus to be slaves of the Mohammadans. The Prophet hath ordained that, if the Hindus do not accept Islam, they should be imprisoned, tortured, finally put to death, and their property confiscated.
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