Concern over Kazakh Religious Row

December 11, 2006

Author: Natalia Antelava

Source: BBC News


From one angle it looks as if an earthquake has hit the village. From another, it is obvious that whatever the disaster, it picked its victims carefully.

In pristine snow by a shimmering lake, the ruins of 13 houses lie scattered amid the untouched cottages of their neighbours.

The iron fence around them is smashed. Just by its side, two...

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Hindu Rituals Celebrate Peace

December 3, 2006

Author: Erin Sherbert

Source: Contra Costa Times


Bay Area residents crowded the Shiva-Vishnu Temple in Livermore on Saturday for the Geeta Jayanti, a celebration of the Bhagawad Geeta, the most well-known and respected texts of Hinduism.

It was Shri Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu and a great warrior, who gave the holy sermon of the book, which was written...

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Hindu School Opens Register

December 1, 2006

Source: Local London


THE Krishna-Avanti Primary, which could be the UK's first state-funded Hindu school, has launched a "register of interest" for parents of prospective pupils.

The charity behind the school, the I-Foundation, which works to further Verdic culture and philosophy, hopes to find a site for it in...

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Hindu Temple Razed in Malaysia

December 1, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today/Times of India


KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1, 2006: A 100-year-old Hindu temple in Southern Malaysia, the Sri Muthu Mariamman temple at Skudia in Johor, has been demolished following a court order. The deities will move to a new site provided by the authorities. The temple was situated at the Uniroyal Linden Estate, a rubber plantation that was home to around 1,000 families. UTM, a public university with its main...

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Violence Ensues Over Alleged Desecration of Hindu Statue

November 30, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP


Mumbai, India, Nov 30 - Low-caste groups protesting the desecration of their leader's statue burned train cars, buses and clashed with police in western India on Thursday, in violence that left at least two people dead and 40 injured, police said.

Authorities imposed curfews in three districts of western Maharashtra state Thursday, police said,...

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Valencia, Spain Gets its First Hindu Temple

November 29, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International


VALENCIA, SPAIN: An intimate merging of Indian music, incense and reverence. That was how the first Hindu Temple in Valencia, located in the central Plaza del Patriarca, was inaugurated on November 23rd. The director, Swami Omkarananda, stated that this place has been created with "sharing" as the goal.

After more than twenty years of teaching yoga classes, studying and traveling...

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Human Rights Groups Condemn Razing of Temple and Homes in Kazakhstan

November 27, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation


WASHINGTON D.C. (Nov. 27, 2006) – The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) strongly condemned the destruction of five homes and a temple belonging to members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) by Kazakh government authorities. On November 21, 2006, sixty policemen assembled at the ashram in Karasai...

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Musharraf Commends Sindh Govt for Development Work

November 22, 2006

Source: The News


President General Pervez Musharraf visited various areas of the city and commended the development work by the Sindh government.

He was accompanied by Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal. Taking round of the city Monday evening, the president appreciated efforts of the Sindh government for the uplift work done at Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim and Kothari Parade. He appreciated...

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UK Protests Against Kazakh Hindus' Harassment

November 22, 2006

Source: The Times of India


British Prime Minister Tony Blair has raised the issue of alleged harassment of Kazakh Hindus with the Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev at a meeting in London.

The Hindu Forum of Britain alleged on Wednesday that 60 riot police and bulldozers assembled inside a Hindu temple in Kazakhstan and...

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Center Brings Hindu Traditions to UF Classrooms

November 21, 2006

Author: Panagiota Papakos

Source: University of Florida News


At the University of Florida, the Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions is working to change the way people view the third-largest religion in the world.

“People aren’t really clear about what the word Hindu means,” said Vasudha Narayanan, director of...

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