Hinduism

Florida Hindus Plan State-wide Get-Together

July 19, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

On July 19, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "The Hindu Society of America will be presenting a unique opportunity for all Hindus in Florida to come together at the first-ever Hindu Sangam. The event will feature a diverse venue, with something for every member of the Hindu family, and without an entry fee. Hundreds of students will kick-off the event with a massive Ganesh puja. Every participant will receive a Ganesh Deity with which they can participate in the ceremony. For adults, there will be discussions on...

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German Deportation of Afghan Refugees Angers HAF

July 18, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_germandeportation.htm

On July 18, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "In a June 28, 2006 memo sent by Senator for Internal Affairs, Mr. Udo Nagel, in Hamburg, Germany, it is noted that Hamburg will immediately begin to offer voluntary return to Afghan refugee families obligated to leave Germany, and if the refugees...

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Reestablishment of Vice and Virtue Department in Afghanistan Poses Risks for Hindus, HAF Says

July 18, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_afghan_vice_and_virtue.htm

On July 18, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed deep concern over a proposal by the Afghan government to reestablish the Department for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. The proposal was passed by the cabinet of...

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Hindu-Muslim Animosity in Mumbai Has Economic Roots

July 17, 2006

Source: TIME Asia Magazine

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On July 17, 2006 TIME Asia Magazine reported, "After the train attacks, police rounded up hundreds of the city's young Muslim men for questioning, though most were soon released. That did nothing to soothe some Muslims. 'We are always the first to be blamed,' fumes Majid Khan, a student from a Muslim slum in Bandra, not far from the site of one of the attacks. 'We are tired of this police harassment'... India is...

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Seattle-Area Hindus Hold Service for Mumbai Bombing Victims

July 17, 2006

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/eastsidenews/2003131781_bombing17m.html

On July 17, 2006 The Seattle Times reported, "Hour after hour Tuesday, Mahesh Shastri tried desperately to telephone his family in Bombay. Like many Seattle-area residents with roots in India's largest city, Shastri wanted to reach family and friends after a series of bombs tore apart commuter trains in Bombay, killing 182 people and...

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U.S. Organization Questions Treatment of Hindus in Fiji

July 16, 2006

Source: ABC News

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200607/s1687722.htm

On July 16, 2006 ABC News reported, "A US-based Hindu organisation says it wants to meet with the Fiji Government to raise concerns about the way Hindus are treated. But Fiji-based Indian religious groups say while they have experienced temple burnings and break-ins, the Government is not responsible. They have also questioned why an organisation in America has raised such concerns without...

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Sikhs Upset Over Misrepresentation in Open-Air Cremation Issue

July 16, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1183.shtml

On July 16, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "The Sikh Federation (UK), a leading Sikh organisation in the UK, has expressed shock at the handling and media coverage of the first open-air funeral in the UK for over 70 years. A Federation spokesman said: 'The authorities have made a major mistake in the way they have handled this matter. This type of cremation should not have been allowed. It...

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Britain's Hindu Community Gathers to Mourn Victims of Mumbai Train Bombings

July 16, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5184278.stm

On July 16, 2006 BBC News reported, "A vigil is being staged later by Britain's Hindu community to remember nearly 200 people who died in the bomb attacks in Mumbai. Mourners will gather to say prayers for the victims who died when explosives were placed on packed commuter trains during Tuesday's rush hour. At least 181 people died and nearly 900 were injured. Sunday's event, organised by the Hindu Council UK, takes...

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More Immigrants Bypassing Cities, Moving Directly to Suburbs

July 16, 2006

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--stateofdiversityi0716jul16,0,2313551.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

On July 16, 2006 The Associated Press reported, "Thiyagarajan Subramanian didn't come to America and settle in a big-city ethnic neighborhood. He moved to suburbia, into a contemporary colonial with a two-car garage. Subramanian is typical of...

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New Hindu Temple Set to Open in Lowell

July 15, 2006

Source: Lowell Sun

http://www.lowellsun.com/lifestyles/ci_4056722

On July 15, 2006 Lowell Sun reported, "Those who remember the Goodwill Industries building on Middlesex Street would hardly recognize the structure today. Gone are the well-stocked racks of second-hand jeans, jackets and assorted clothing. Ready to take their place: elaborate marble statues imported from India, flowing fountains, carved teakwood columns, 24-karat gold domes, and one of the largest function...

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Europe's Largest Hindu Temple Holds Interfaith Memorial Service for Mumbai Victims

July 15, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5182438.stm

On July 15, 2006 BBC News reported, "On Tuesday bomb blasts on seven trains killed nearly 180 people in Mumbai. Four days later, in a corner of the English countryside, hundreds of British Indians gathered in prayer at a memorial service. Europe's biggest Hindu Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, on the outskirts of Watford, invited members of eight faiths - Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Judaism, Sikhism...

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