Hinduism was totally committed to the culture of freedom of thought and freedom of debate (shastraarth ).
In Hinduism, Shastrarth was the only accepted means of resolving the differences of opinion. No violence or any form of physical force was used to suppress an opponent's opinion.
The best example is the case of the ancient philosopher Charvak (6 century B.C.). He denied existence of God, called the idea of hell and heaven a hoax, rejected the Vedas and was anti-Brahmin. He exhorted the people to thoroughly enjoy this life because there was no other life after it. He is famously reported to have said," While you are living enjoy life even if you have to borrow to drink Ghee for your joy."
Even in the 6 B. C. the Hindus did not use force to prevent him from propagating his philosophy .A few centuries later, even Buddha challenged Hinduism. Even he did not accept the existence of God , but was not prevented by the Hindus from spreading his message.
In the 8th /9th century, Adi Shankaracharya traveled all over India debating and defeating the opponents of Hinduism and propagating his philosophy. Nowhere was he obstructed by his opponents.
THIS WAS HINDUISM IN THE ANCIENT INDIA.
Hindutwa has replaced the Shastrarth /Debate by muscle power. They beat you up if you say something they do not like, they burn books if it is not to their liking, they vandalize your meetings if they believe you would say something they do not want to hear and they even kill if you say something they dislike intensely.
Hindutwa has demolish Babri Masjid on which it had no right just to gain political power. It stakes its claim to it because it says it believes Ram was born there.
Its C.M. made a solemn pledge to the Supreme Court to do its duty to protect the Masjid only to ensure its demolition.ALL IN THE NAME OF MARYADA PURUSH RAM (HINDUTWA VARIETY, OF COURSE ).RAM HAD C0NFIRMLY DECLARED THAT HE WOULD SACRIFICE HIS LIFE BUT WOULD NEVER BREAK A PROMISE.
HINDUTWA IS A COMPLETE NEGATION OF HINDUISM. IN FACT, IT IS FASCISM DECEPTIVELY BEING SOLD TO THE HINDUS AS HINDUISM, WHO ARE MISLED INTO BELIEVING THAT HINDUTWA IS HINDUISM.
* The expression Hinduism is used in the sense in which it is popularly understood .