Hinduism

Temple Of Their Own: Hindus In T&D Region Observe Milestone

March 19, 2010

Author: Phil Sarata

Source: The Times and Democrat

http://www.timesanddemocrat.com/articles/2010/03/19/features/14392975.txt

Hindus in the Orangeburg area on Friday begin a significant chapter as they celebrate the opening of the new Hindu Temple and Cultural Center.

Different spiritual and social events to mark the occasion will take place Friday-Sunday March 19-21 at the new facility, located at 1035 Five Chop...

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Holi Finds Mention In US Congress

March 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Express

[indianexpress.com/news/Holi-finds-mention-in-US-Congress/593081]

 

Holi, the festival of colours, has found mention in the US Congress with an American lawmaker from New York terming it as a "visually stunning" event. 

Holi is a time when communities come together after a long winter to welcome the spring harvest, Congressman Steve Israel said in the House of Representatives.

"It is a visually stunning event with...

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Hindu Girl Weds Muslim Boy; Now Fears for Safety Of In-Laws

March 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Zee News

http://www.zeenews.com/news611041.html

A Hindu girl who married a Muslim boy against the wishes of her parents has moved the High Court praying for protection of her in-laws and husband from the police and her own family members. 

A division bench of Justice AP Lavande and Justice Pramod Kode issued notices to the respondents including state home secretary and Amravati Commissioner of Police among...

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Malaysia Hindu Wins Custody Row With Muslim Spouse

March 11, 2010

Author: Eileen Ng

Source: Connecticut Post

Wire Service: AP

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A Malaysian court Thursday granted an ethnic Indian woman custody of her child in a bitter dispute with her Muslim-convert husband, in a ruling that could ease religious minorities' worries about their legal rights.

Malaysia has a two-tier court system for family matters — secular...

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American Canyon Marks Hindu Festival Of Color, Spring

March 9, 2010

Author: Kerana Todorov

Source: Napa Valley Register

http://www.napavalleyregister.com/news/local/article_2e417c84-2b3d-11df-a8c1-001cc4c03286.html

Dusting each other with colored powders to celebrate an ancient holiday from across the world, dozens of people gathered in American Canyon Sunday for the Holi Festival, a Hindu rite that marks the arrival of spring.

With greetings of “Happy Holi!,...

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Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws

March 3, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/jews_muslims_say_body_scanners_violate_religious_laws/

Canadian lawyer Kerry Gearin is planning to fly to Washington, D.C., this summer for a conference on Islamic family law, but the full-body scanners being deployed in some U.S. airports make her wonder if she’ll be forced to leave her modesty...

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Pakistan: Sikh Beheadings Show Dangers Minorities Face

March 2, 2010

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Episcopal Life Online/Ecumenical News International

http://www.episcopal-life.org/81808_119963_ENG_HTM.htm

Christian groups in Pakistan and India have joined political and other religious leaders in deploring the recent beheading of two young Sikh men by a Taliban group in Pakistan, and have demanded security for religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

"We condemn this diabolic act," said Victor...

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