Hinduism

Catholics, Protestants Decline; Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism on the Increase

December 22, 2004

Source: NZZ Online/swissinfo

http://nzz.ch/2004/12/22/english/page-synd5418722.html

On December 22, 2004 swissinfo reported, "The religious landscape has changed in Switzerland, with the Catholic and Protestant Churches emerging as the biggest losers. A substantial proportion of the population say they are not religious and minority religions, such as Islam, are on the rise. About 75 per cent of the population are practising Catholics and Protestants, according to...

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Gov't Endorses Giving Hindu Daughters Equal Inheritance, Women Demand Same for Other Faiths

December 17, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/961503.cms

On December 17, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Happy with the UPA government's endorsement of the legislative proposal to give daughters from Hindu families an equal share in ancestral property, women groups are now asking for a similar right for women of other religions. 'It is a big battle won,' said Nirmala Seetharaman, member National Commission for Women. 'If...

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Hindu Temple Plans Prompt Flooding Concerns in MA

December 16, 2004

Source: Billerica Minuteman

http://www2.townonline.com/billerica/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=147381

On December 16, 2004 Billerica Minuteman reported, "proponents of a new Hindu temple are resubmitting a plan to build near the Concord River, prompting the same concerns about flooding that were raised when the project came before the Board of Health two years ago. Health Director Richard Berube said the board has asked the proponents, - Om....

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Muslims Demand Reconstruction of Ayhodya Mosque on 12th Anniversary of Its Destruction

December 7, 2004

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2004/12/07/stories/2004120704031000.htm

On December 7, 2004 The Hindu reported, "On the occasion of the 12 anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid, the All-India Muslim Unity Front (AIMUF) today held a demonstration-cum-dharna at Jantar Mantar here, demanding that the mosque be rebuilt at its original site in Ayodhya. Addressing the demonstrators, the president of AIMUF, Mohammad Younus Siddiqui, said the...

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Hindu Leaders Reject Apology from ITV Over Show Depicting Hindu Statue as Weapon

December 1, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4059453.stm

On December 1, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Hindu leaders have rejected an apology from Coronation Street after a scene showed a Hindu statue used as a weapon. Viewers saw Maya threaten Sunita with a statue of Hindu god Lord Ganesh as part of a long running plot line. ITV apologised for any offence caused but said it was clear 'Maya's actions were that of a deranged...

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Hindus and Muslims Unite in Protest Over Arrest of Swami

November 17, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/924997.cms

On November 17, 2004 The Times of India reported, "That the residents of Satara town in western Maharashtra observed a day-long peaceful bandh on Tuesday to protest against the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi is just half the news. What was noteworthy was the rare show of unity by members of hardcore Hindu and Muslim organisations.

The Muslim...

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Court Date Set for Hindu Leader Arrested on Murder Charges

November 16, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4012211.stm

On November 16, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A revered Hindu leader arrested in southern India on murder charges last week faces a further court appearance after a bail hearing on Wednesday.

Jayendra Saraswathi denies killing a worker at the 2,500-year-old Kanchi Shankara Mutt temple he heads.

His arrest last week has sparked several days of protests among hardline Hindus across the...

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Australian and New Zealand Governments Celebrate Diwali

November 15, 2004

Source: OnlyPunjab.com

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.onlypunjab.com/fullstory1004-insight-Australia+New+Zealand+light+up+for+Diwali-status-24-newsID-18681.html

On November 15, 2004 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The governments of Australia and New Zealand joined the resident Indian community in celebrating Diwali by illuminating their parliament houses in a rare...

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Second Youth Sentenced in Attack on Hindu Pizza Deliveryman

November 15, 2004

Source: INDIA New England News

http://www.indianewengland.com/news/2004/11/15/Community/2d.Youth.Gets.Prison.In.Attack.On.Grad.Student-805093.shtml

On November 15, 2004 INDIA New England News reported, "a second man has been sentenced to state prison in the 2003 attack on an Indian graduate student who was delivering food. Christopher Pereira, 21, of New Bedford, pleaded guilty on Oct. 27 in New Bedford...

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