Mahatma Gandhi was a pacifist, but he was a Hindu heretic. He was assassinated by a Hindu zealot. Killing is allowed in Hinduism. Of course not being pacifist, doesn't mean that it is illegitimate. But it is a part of being Indian, just as Shinto is a part of being Japanese, or Judaism is part of being Jewish (but more often observed in the breach). Hence the controversy regarding US based Hari Krishnas ... and other guru focused exports. But there are enough Hindus in California, that they have their own temples now, not just house puja.