Hinduism

Kashmir Shuts Down Over Land Row

August 4, 2008

Author: Altaf Hussain

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7540157.stm

A shutdown is being observed in Indian-controlled Kashmir valley to protest against alleged assaults on Muslims in the state's Jammu region.

The Hindus in Jammu have been protesting ever since the state government rescinded the transfer of land to a Hindu shrine.

Muslims had protested saying that the move was aimed at altering the demographic...

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Thais Accused Over New Temple Row

August 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7539412.stm

Cambodia has accused Thai troops of occupying a temple complex on Cambodian land, threatening to escalate a row over a separate, disputed temple.

About 70 Thais have been at the 13th Century Ta Moan temple complex since Thursday, the Cambodians say.

The Thai foreign ministry has denied any troops have moved into the area.

The two nations have for weeks...

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Hindu Mom Threatens Suicide in Turban Row

August 1, 2008

Author: Asit Jolly

Source: Howrah News Service

http://howrah.org/india_news/20971.html

In Punjab, the mother of a Hindu boy, who has been rusticated from a Sikh school for refusing to wear a turban as part of the prescribed uniform, has threatened to commit suicide unless her son is taken back.

This the second time in recent weeks when Sangrur’s Akal Academy has become embroiled in controversy over the management’s insistence on imposing...

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Anti-Christian Violence Up in Pre-Election Indian State

July 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: One News Now

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Persecution/Default.aspx?id=197022

As elections approach in Madhya Pradesh state, Christian leaders say their community is increasingly targeted as part of an effort by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to consolidate Hindu nationalist (Hindutva) votes.

“This year alone, since January we have recorded 35 major incidents of atrocities against the Christian...

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Hindu Leader Zed to Inaugurate and Bless a Christian Church with Sanskrit Shlokas

July 30, 2008

Author: Rajan Zed

Source: Media for Freedom

http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=10638

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed has been invited to inaugurate and bless the Unity Center in Nevada's capital Carson City, which houses a Christian church named Unity Church of Today (UTD), with Sanskrit shlokas from ancient Hindu scriptures, next month.

Zed, who is president of the...

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Attacks in India Raise Spectre of Renewed Religious Strife

July 30, 2008

Author: Jonathan Manthorpe

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=7b418e59-1e74-4550-b778-bf6342c9afe9

India has been the target of a concerted effort in the past few days and weeks to stir up the kind of bloody religious and communal strife all too common in recent history.

On Friday, eight bombs exploded in Bangalore, India's southern...

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Protesting Hindus Clash with Police in Jammu, 30 Injured

July 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2008/07/28/2003418733

At least 30 people were injured in India-administered Kashmir’s summer capital of Jammu on Saturday when Hindu protestors clashed with police to protest the cancelation of transfer of land for a popular Hindu pilgrimage.

Jammu, a Hindu majority region in the mostly Muslim state has been observing a shut-...

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Unique Gandhi Festival Held in America

July 27, 2008

Author: Rajan Zed

Source: The Indian Post

http://www.theindiapost.com/?p=3628

A unique first of its kind eco-friendly festival celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s life and message was held in Nevada (USA) today. Drummers, fire spinners, healthy and organic food advocates, yoga teachers, DJs, and sustainable living proponents joined hands to celebrate peace, love, freedom, non-violence, self-power and conscious living as promoted by Gandhi on the banks of Truckee River...

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Vatican Hopes Indian Bible Will Translate into Surge of Converts

July 26, 2008

Author: Jeremy Page

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article4402482.ece

Barefoot and wearing a sari, with a bindi on her forehead and a naked baby on her shoulder, the woman in the picture is unmistakably Indian. So is the man behind her, clad in a loincloth and turban.

They could be any poor family in an Indian village, or at one of the country's teeming railway stations. This, however,...

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Nevada to Have Hilltop Interfaith Prayers at Sunset to Celebrate Gandhi

July 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Information Matters

http://information.snehah.com/2008/07/nevada-to-have-hilltop-interfaith.html

October has been designated as "Gandhi Month" by a team of Nevadans in USA who want to celebrate his 139th birth-month to highlight his message regarding human and spiritual rights.

Lead by Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr., bishop of International Community of Christ, and Rajan Zed, acclaimed...

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Learning Hindu Scriptures the Fun Way in US

July 20, 2008

Author: Hiral Dholakia-Dave

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Learning_Hindu_scriptures_the_fun_way_in_US/articleshow/3254673.cms

This summer young Gujarati teenagers across the US are getting a better understanding of ancient Hindu scriptures such as Bhagwad Gita, Vedas, Ramayan and Mahabharat. Regional kishore conventions organized by BAPS...

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Hindu Temple Row Leads to Thai, Cambodian Troops Standoff

July 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Track India

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/7408

Thai and Cambodian troops are now in confrontationist mode at the border dividing the two countries after four days of clashes over the ancient Preah Vihear Hindu temple.

There is a fear that the dispute between the two countries will escalate, as the Hindu temple has been a source of tension since the International Court of Justice ruled in 1962 that it...

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Hindu Baccalaureate Service to Continue at University of Nevada

July 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NEWS TRACK India

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/7366

Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav) held for the first time in Western USA at prestigious University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in May last, will be a regular annual feature.

Organised by acclaimed Indo-American leader Rajan Zed in collaboration with Indian Student Organisation of UNR, it will bless graduating class in the traditional Hindu style...

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