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HINDKI

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 478 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HINDKI  , the name given to the

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Hindus who inhabit
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Afghanistan . They are of the Khatri class, and are found all over the country even amongst the wildest tribes . Bellew in his Races of Afghanistan estimates their number at about 300,000 . The name Hindki is also loosely used on the upper
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Indus, in
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Dir, Bajour, &c., to denote the speakers of Punjabi or any of its dialects . It is sometimes applied in a
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historical sense to the Buddhist inhabitants of the
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Peshawar Valley north of the
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Kabul
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river, who were driven thence about the 5th or 6th century and settled in the neighbourhood of
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Kandahar .

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this shows that the Hindus in afghanistan and else where are much tolerant in nature as the Hindu culture has taught.In contrast Islam preaches intolerence for the other religion. This intolerence propagates intolerence to the other human being in the peaceful society which leads to unhappiness and anarchy.
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