Hinduism

Hindu Human Rights Organization Protests BBC Portrayal of Hindu Women

May 30, 2005

Source: PressEsc

http://unspun.mithuro.com/content/view/156/

On May 30, 2005 PressEsc reported, "The portrayal of Hindus, and Hindu women in particular, in the British and Western media recently offended thousands of adherents of the religion, a rights group claimed today. Hindu Human Rights claimed that it has recently been flooded with verbal, written and electronic complaints regarding the matter. 'While complaints are quite common, what makes the current sense of outrage...

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Largest Hindu Temple Outside South East Asia Opens in London

May 29, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/4591123.stm

On May 29, 2005 BBC News reported, "A Hindu temple, said to be the largest outside South East Asia, has held its first religious ceremony. The London Sri Murugan Temple, in Manor Park, east London, welcomed its first devotees at 0600 BST on Sunday. It has taken almost five years to complete with money raised entirely by those who will worship there. The temple, which is...

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Hindu-Maya Cultural Dialogue Takes Place in Guatemala City

May 27, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/2005/May/28/5967_1378427,001600060001.htm

On May 27, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "The Mayans of Guatemala - representative of the Maya civilization that flourished during the first millennium AD in Central America - believe their ancestors came to this part of the globe 20,000 years ago from the East. One of the most dominant ethnic groups, Kekichi Maya, has always had special attraction...

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Hindu Center in Winnipeg Receives USD 1 Million Donation

May 24, 2005

Source: CBC Manitoba

http://winnipeg.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=mb_hindu-20050524

On May 24, 2005 CBC Manitoba reported, "A man who moved to Canada from India with just $8 in his pocket is now giving $1 million to the new Hindu temple and community centre in Winnipeg. Raj Pandey came to Canada in the early 1960s to get his master's degree on a scholarship at the University of Toronto. He's now a mechanical design engineer with his own...

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Tsunami Relief Work Stalled by Row between Hindu and Christian Groups

May 24, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4574799.stm

On May 24, 2005 BBC News reported, "Five months after the tsunami hit the southern coast of India, relief work has stalled in the southern state of Kerala after a row between Hindu and Christian groups. Right-wing Hindu groups are angry at the local administration for allowing Christian organisations to participate in the reconstruction of homes for the tsunami victims. They allege...

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ISKCON Abuse Cases Settled for USD 9.5 Million

May 24, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1374570,00050001.htm

On May 24, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "A US bankruptcy court has ordered the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) to pay $9.5 million (nearly Rs 42 crore) to about 450 alleged victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse at its boarding schools in the US and India.

The abuses relate to the 1970s and the '80s and have been the subject of a...

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McDonald's Lawsuit Settlement Disbursed to Hindu Organization

May 23, 2005

Source: New California Media

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=c2c7b452fd874dd3b54e617625a704ee

On May 23, 2005 New California Media reported, "Gita enthusiast Ramananda Prasad has reason to be happy. His International Gita Society recently received a letter from McDonald's, the Oakbrook, Ill.-based fast food giant, saying that the society will be one of 24 recipients of the $10 million settlement the...

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Landmark Settlement Made for Sikh Victims of 1984 Riots

May 22, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=47175

On May 22, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "Holding the state liable for its failure to protect the life and liberty of citizens, the Delhi high court has directed the Centre to pay a compensation of Rs 1.23 lakh each to all those who suffered injuries during the anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi here in 1984. 'It is the bounden duty...

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Some Express Reservations as Religious Hatred Bill Returns

May 20, 2005

Source: The Church of England Newspaper

http://www.churchnewspaper.com/news.php?read=on&number_key=5769&title=Anger%20as%20religious%20hatred%20bill%20returns

On May 20, 2005 The Church of England Newspaper reported, "Religious groups have spoken out fiercely against the reintroduction of the Incitement to Religious Hatred Bill, the plans of which were outlined in the Queen’s Speech this week....

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Floor Painting Illustrates Hindu Heritage for Immigrant Woman

May 15, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/166/story_16634_1.html?rnd=71

On May 15, 2005 Beliefnet ran an article by Aparita Bhandari, a Toronto-based freelance writer, about floor paintings and her Hindu heritage: "Every swirl of the floor paintings I learned from my mother and grandmother connected me to my ancestors and my Indian origins... Aipan is a traditional art form found in Kumaon, a mountainous region in the Indian state of Uttaranchal, where...

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Hindu American Foundation Endorses US Religious Freedom Report

May 15, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_15May2005.html

On May 15, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed support over portions of the annual report released by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) last week. The report placed Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on...

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Documentary Film on Amma to be Shown at Cannes

May 14, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/may/14amma.htm

On May 14, 2005 Rediff reported, "Darshan - The Embrace, a film on the life of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, popularly known as 'Amma,' has been officially selected for showcasing at the prestigious 2005 Cannes Film Festival. The film has been directed by Jan Kounen, an award-winning film-maker based in France, and produced by Manuel De La Roche of France... Jan Kounen and his crew began shooting for the...

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