Hinduism

Committee for Meeting the Needs of 1984 Riot Victims Convenes

August 19, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1466593,0008.htm

On August 19, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Within a week of its formation, a Committee constituted to provide employment and livelihood to the anti-Sikh riot victims of 1984 held its first meeting in New Delhi on Friday. The meeting, chaired by Secretary (Home Ministry) D K Sankaran, was attended by the representatives of...

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Hindu Organizations Launch Hindu Council Initiative

August 18, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_1465230,001600060001.htm

On August 18, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "In an effort to present a united voice in an alien country and to shape the 'future and destiny' of the Hindu community in coming decades, leaders of as many as 80 important Hindu organisations and temples in the U.S. have come forward to constitute a Hindu Council Initiative (HCI) of North America. A result of the...

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BAPS Chino Hills Hindu Mandir and Cultural Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 October 2005.

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Address: Will be built on a site just northeast of the 71 Freeway, between Monte Vista and Central Avenue in Chino Hills, California., Chino Hills, CA
Email: webmaster@ChinoHillsMandir.org
Website: http://www.chinohillshindumandir.org

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In Chino Hills, California, Hindus are fighting for the construction...
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Indian American Shot to Death in Houston

August 16, 2005

Source: The India Times

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1201887.cms

On August 16, 2005 The India Times reported, "A 28-year-old Indian-American man was shot dead in a park here by suspected robbers. Akhil Chopra, a computer professional and an active volunteer for the Hindu Students Council, was found dead by a passerby on a bench inside a park near his office on Thursday afternoon. Chopra had a gunshot wound on his left temple and a bullet...

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US Sikhs Appreciate Prime Minister’s Apology, Want Prosecutions

August 16, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1463459,00050001.htm

On August 16, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, Sikhs in the United States have 'appreciated' Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's apology over the 1984 riots while demanding action against the guilty. 'We appreciate that the Prime Minister of India has apologised to the Sikh community as well as to the whole nation' for the...

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Bill Gives Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist Women Equal Property Rights in India

August 16, 2005

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: PTI

http://sify.com/news/othernews/fullstory.php?id=13918853

On August 16, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "A landmark legislation aimed at giving Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh women equal rights in inheritance of property was passed by the Rajya Sabha today. The Hindu Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2004, moved by Law Minister H R Bhardwaj, proposes to remove the discrimination contained in...

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First Dharma Summit Held in North America

August 15, 2005

Source: Dharma Summit 2005 Press Release

On August 15, 2005 a Dharma Summit 2005 Press Release stated, "For the first time in North America, 400 participants representing more than 80 Hindu temples and religious organizations came together for a Dharma Summit on August 13-15, 2005... The theme of the summit was: 'The Future of Dharmic Traditions in North America.' The concern that many young generation Hindus in [the] USA are not learning and maintaining Hindu traditions was clearly evident throughout the conference that brought together presidents and...

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Chicago Police Department Diversity Videos Educate Officers on Non-Christian Faiths (2005)

After the terror attacks of 9/11 there was an alarming number of incidents of violence across the United States against people who were perceived to be Muslim. In Chicago, Police Chief Terry Hillard held a multi-cultural forum to hear feedback from people of all religions on post-9/11 backlash. At these forums he learned that his officers were often ignorant about non-Christian faiths and were sometimes rude to people from these communities. Using a grant from the Justice Department and guidance from lay leaders and clergy in each religious community, the police department created a series...

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Interfaith Dialogue Held in Delhi

August 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Cihan News Agency

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#3

On August 15, 2005 the Cihan News Agency reported, "A symposium titled, 'Peace, tolerance and harmony among world religions,' was held in New Delhi Sunday by the 'Inter Faith Harmony Platform,' which was established by Indian Muslims. Many representatives from different religions participated in the symposium that was held for the first time in India. Indian deputy...

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As Catholic Churches Close, Other Houses of Worship Thrive

August 14, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/08/14/on_roads_less_traveled_spirituality_takes_flight/

On August 14, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "At a time when headlines are dominated by the closing of Catholic churches, and community leaders are wondering about the toll that Sunday morning athletic contests are taking on religion, [Anthony Milas, a Baptist Pastor from Salem, New Hampshire...

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American Hindus Condemn Actions of Saudi Police

August 13, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation press release

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

On August 13, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed concern over the latest news that detention cases of Indian nationals on allegations of involvement in religious activities in Saudi Arabia are steadily...

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Sikhs Reject Prime Minister’s Apology

August 13, 2005

Source: Bahrain Tribune

http://www.bahraintribune.com/ArticleDetail.asp?CategoryId=3&ArticleId=79441

On August 13, 2005 the Bahrain Tribune reported, "Victims of India’s 1984 anti-Sikh riots rejected yesterday apologies from Premier Manmohan Singh and vowed to intensify demands for the prosecution of politicians blamed for the massacre that claimed 4,000 lives. On Thursday, Singh, the country’s first Sikh prime minister, apologised...

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Victims of ’84 Riots Claim Government Relief Too Little, Too Late

August 11, 2005

Source: The India Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050812/punjab1.htm

On August 11, 2005 The India Tribune reported, "Various relief and rehabilitation measures taken by the Punjab Government for over 27000 Sikh families who came to the state following the anti-Sikh riots have got caught in the quagmire of changing political leadership. While some of the relief schemes announced by the then Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala, immediately following the...

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Hindu Women’s Conference Held in Boston

August 10, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International

On August 10, 2005 Hindu Press International reported on a conference that was held at Locke Middle School in Billerica on August 7, 2005. "'Pradeepadarshini' (meaning one who guides to the right path in Sanskrit) was a daylong conference organized by the Boston Vibhag Sevika Samiti of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh for women. It was the fruit of months of planning and exhaustive efforts on the part of all its team members. The theme for the day was 'Matrutva, Netrutva, Kartrutva,' which in literal terms translates into...

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