This article shows that the evils of bride-burning, wife-burning, sati and jauhar, far from being any form of `Portuguese-inflicted’ or `Muslim-inflicted’ form of `social degeneration’, are the direct result of the religion of Hinduism and are explicitly sanctioned by the `holy’ texts of that faith.  

Genocide of Women in Hinduism by Sita Agarwal, Chapter 2.  

In order to destroy the non-Brahmin races, the Brahmins enforced various hideous customs which were solely designed to exterminate non-Brahmin women. These strategies include the enforcement of brideburning, widow-burning, wife-burning and jauhar. 

2.1 BRIDE-BURNING 

This practice is often a direct consequence of the Vedic decrees enforcing dowry, and involves the extortion of staggering quantities of wealth by the bridegroom’s family from that of the bride. When the bride’s family cannot pay up to the amount demanded by the in-laws, the bride is often burned alive as a result. Often the in-laws make demands in excess of those made at the time of marriage. When the deadline specified runs out, the bride is burned in the most gruesome fashion. Often, the bride is severely mutilated by having her genitals cut off in the most brutal manner; sometimes the bride is boiled alive and at other times large objects are thrust into the girl’s private parts in order to induce internal bleeding. 

The extent to which such barbaric Vedic and Brahmanic customs have survived is astonishing. At least 5000 women die each year for not bringing in enough dowry. At least a dozen women die each day in `kitchen fires’, which are often passed off as accidents, because their in-laws are not satisfied with their dowries. Only a few of the murderers are brought to justice [ Kit ]. 

The extent of bride-burning is astonishing. " Government figures show that at least 7300 women were killed by their in-laws in the first nine months of 1995 for bringing inadequate dowries." [ 2 Men ] This custom of dowry has divine sanction, since the

Ramayana explicitly mentions that Sita brought a huge dowry for Rama. Worse still is the custom of consuming the flesh of the burnt brides accoring to the Vedic `purushamedha’. After the helpless brides are burnt alive, their bodies are cooked as if they were some animal and their flesh consumed by the pious Hindu family of the bridegroom. In addition to destroying evidence of any crime, the pious Hindus also `gain merit’ by performing the `holy’ Vedic purushamedha (human sacrifice). This custom, more than any other, reveals the beastly nature of the Hindu male. 

2.2 WIFE-BURNING 

The Aryan Hindu wife could be burnt at any time for the most trifling of circumstances. Encyclopedia Britannica describes how, at the present day, a Hindu husband can at any time accuse his wife of infidelity. In case the wife protests her innocence, the council of village elders then orders an ordeal by fire. The accused wife would be required to pass through a blazing flame. Not just death, but any signs of burns would be taken as a proof of guilt and the wife would then have to undergo the penalty for infidelity [ EB 8:986 `ordeal’ ]. That is, she must be devoured publicly by dogs [ Manu.VIII.371 ]. In either case, the woman dies even for the mere suspicion of impropriety. What terrific justice for Hindu women ! 

The ideal role model for this custom was Sita, Ram’s wife. She was required by her spouse, the `ideal husband’ of the `Hindus’, to pass through the fire ordeal after her return from Sri Lanka just because her husband `suspected’ her of infidelity. Of course, the Brahmanic Ramayana claims that Sita was `swallowed up’ by the Earth rather than being burned up ! After all, anything that could fool the non-Brahmins could be said, and any distortion designed to dupe the mlecchas is legal in the faith of Hinduism. 

2.3 JAUHAR 

Jauhar refers to the practice of the mass burning of all the wives and daughters in an entire town/district to prevent them from falling into the hands of enemies [ Nand, p.177-8 ]. Often the husbands forced their unwilling spouses, while sometimes the women practiced it themselves, encouraged by the elders.

The fact that these wars were more often than not, engineered by the Brahmins, did not dawn upon the non-Brahmins maintained in enforced illiteracy. 

The creeds of Vedism and Vaishnavism turns its followers into inveterate sadists. The root cause of all the immeasurable misery suffered by Indian women are the Vedas and the Vaishnava scriptures of Brahmanism (Puranas, Smrtis, etc.). The merciless persecution of women victims by Brahmins is nowhere more evident than in the rites preceding Jauhar. When Brahmins cut off the genitals of women and maimed them by chopping off their ears and noses they were only following the injunctions of those monsters Kautilya and Manu. During jauhar, women were boiled alive, other sawed in two and still others eaten by dogs for no crime whatsoever. All this was done to prevent the women from falling into the hands of enemies. 

Jauhar was especially prevalent in Rajastan [ Hammiramahakavya canto XIII ] and continued into the Muslim period [ Hamm.IV.18-19 ] [Kanhadadeprabandha IV.243 ] [ 1200, p.68 ]. All these instances show that this was an accepted practice during the era of the Later Brahmanic Dark Ages (500 BC – 1000 AD). 

On wonders why the Rajputs were forced to burn the women, and why they did not just kill them. The fact is, that the sex-starved Hindu warriors would have used the dead female bodies in perverted necrophilia in order to satisfy their lusts. Even now one finds whole districts in Rajastan devoid of women on account of the Vedic female infanticide, and as goes the Rajput proverb, `a dead woman is better than none ‘

2.4 WITCH-BURNING 

The persecution of women by Brahmins led to incredibly savage witch-hunts.

The mass burnings of witches during the Vedic Dark Ages of Indian History ( 1500 BC – 500 BC ) and the later Puranic Dark Ages ( 100 AD-1000 AD ) make the European Medieval ecclesiastical witch-hunts pale in comparison. Even today witches are hunted down and persecuted in the most inhuman manner imaginable. Any woman, even now, can be accused of being a witch; she is then mercilessly put to death in the cruellest manners imaginable: some are eaten alive by wild dogs, others have boiling oil poured over them, and still others have their genitals mutilated after being paraded naked. The Brahmanic witchhunts were the most gruesome, and longest-lasting in the history of man. They were just another instrument of the Brahmins in their desire to exterminate all non-Brahmin women. 

As a further example of the low status of women, even the killing of public women was not considered a grave crime [ Nand, p.28 ] [ Hop, p.282 ] [ Bash, p.187 ]. A veritable Hindu heaven for Jack the Ripper ! Criminologists studying this character should look to ancient Hindu India for many more such pious Hindus. Today, hundreds of prostitutes disappear without a trace, with heavily mutilated bodies displaying slashed genitalia, cut off breasts and burnt orifices discovered in nearby ponds and wells under mysterious circumstances. These barbarities are the result of Kautilyan and Manuite laws absolving the murderer of public women of any crime. 

2.5 SATI (WIDOW-BURNING) 

This term refers to the ritual of burning widows as prescribed in the Vedas, and was widespread during the Early Brahmanic Dark Ages (1500 BC – 500 BC). It was later enforced by the Brahmins on their usurpation of power during the Later Brahmanic Dark Ages (500 BC – 1000 AD) in order to exterminate non-

Brahmin women. For details, see the later chapters.