Hinduism

Final Decisions on California Textbooks Included Additional Changes

March 9, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/3/9.shtml#2

On March 9, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "The California State Board of Education approved a few additional changes to the proposed textbooks for social studies at the conclusion of its meeting today. They took public testimony on a proposed slate of change, or 'edits,' which was the result of a committee meeting of February 27... An excellent presentation by Janeshwari Devi of the Vedic Foundation...

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Hindus Donate Food to Relieve Famine

March 9, 2006

Source: The Standard

http://www.eastandard.net/hm_news/news.php?articleid=37666

On March 9, 2006 The Standard reported, "The Hindu Council of Kenya has donated about Sh5 million worth of foodstuff to famine ravaged areas. The council has also appealed to its branches and member institutions to heed the national call for famine relief. The secretary general Sunil Shah, told The Standard that the project mostly targeted schools in drought-stricken areas. 'Our...

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Hindu American Foundation Plans to File Suit Against California Board of Education Over Textbook Process

March 9, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

On March 9, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF), through its law firm, has been in continual correspondence with the California State Board of Education (SBE) and California Department of Education (CDE) for the past several months demanding a fair and open...

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Bombs Rock Varanasi, Suspected as Sectarian Violence

March 8, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/08/international/asia/08india.html

On March 8, 2006 The New York Times reported, "In what the police called a terrorist attack, apparently coordinated explosions in Varanasi, the Hindu holy city, killed at least 15 people on Tuesday evening and injured dozens more, raising the familiar specter of sectarian violence. The first blast came as devotees gathered for evening prayer at a 16th-century...

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A Compromise in the California Textbook Controversy

March 3, 2006

Source: Pacific News/India-West

http://news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=6d7fd82d03a4981040f985cc4f279604

On March 3, 2006 India-West reported, "Following an impassioned, emotionally charged meeting here Feb. 27 at the California Department of Education, where hundreds of Indian Americans presented their views in front of a Board of Education subcommittee, the five-member panel unanimously voted to...

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Textbook Edits Go to State Board, Some Hindus Displeased

March 1, 2006

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_3557722?source=rss

On March 1, 2006 Inside Bay Area reported, "A special committee Monday unanimously recommended the approval of a slew of proposed edits and corrections for sixth-grade history and social science textbooks, paving the way for a final battle over the interpretation of the ancient history of India at a State Board of Education meeting March 8. More than 160 people, mostly Indo-Americans from all over...

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Friends of South Asia View Textbook Edits Accepted as "Victory"

February 28, 2006

Source: FOSA Press Release

http://www.friendsofsouthasia.org/textbook/FOSACACPressRelease_022806.html

On February 28, 2006 a Friends of South Asia Press Release reported, "The intense struggle over the content of Indian history in California textbooks ended yesterday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the special committee of the California State Board of Education [SBE] voting unanimously to overturn a majority of contentious changes proposed by Hindu...

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California Textbook Debate Seen As First Major Test of Hindu Political Clout in the US

February 27, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hindu27feb27,0,5072695.story?coll=la-story-footer

On February 27, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "When Abhijit Kurup began learning about Hinduism at his Claremont middle school, he could barely recognize his own religion. Textbooks portrayed the 6,000-year-old tradition as a religion of monkey and elephant gods, rigid caste discrimination and oppression of...

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White Foreigners Banned from Visiting Hindu Temple

February 27, 2006

Source: AsiaNews

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=5501

On February 27, 2006 AsiaNews reported, "High caste Hindus in Nepal have banned White foreigners from entering Kathmandu's Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath (God of animals) despite government’s efforts to turn it into an important tourist attraction. On Sunday, some half a million Hindus flocked to the temple for the Hindu festival of Shivaratri. A handful of foreign tourists mingled amongst them tried to join...

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Hindu Council Begins Food Distribution Program in Public Schools

February 27, 2006

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

http://www.kbc.co.ke/story.asp?ID=35288

On February 27, 2006 the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation reported, "The Hindu Council of Kenya has embarked on a school-feeding programme targeting public schools in drought-hit areas in the country. The programme that started two weeks ago in Kijiado, aims at retaining pupils in schools despite the ravaging famine in several parts of the country. Addressing recipients of part of the 300 tones of high...

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