Hinduism

Terrorism on the Rise in Punjab

June 3, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1386312,000900010001.htm

On June 3, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The first week of June every year is a troublesome month for some people in Punjab. This time it is no different and the ghost of Sikh militancy has come to haunt the state again this week. The decision by the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee - the religious...

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Hindu School Plan Backed by City Council

June 2, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4602061.stm

On June 2, 2005 BBC News reported, "Plans to create one of the UK's first voluntary aided Hindu schools in London have been approved by Harrow Council.

The I-Foundation, a non-profit making organisation made up of Hindu community leaders, successfully bid to set up the primary school in north London.

The council claims 20% of its residents are Hindu, the highest percentage...

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BJP Leader to Tour Sacred Ruins in Pakistan to Heal Religious Scars

May 31, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4597113.stm

On May 31, 2005 BBC News reported, "Pakistan's ruling party hopes a planned temple trip by India's visiting opposition leader will help heal religious scars from more than 10 years ago. India's Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani will tour the ancient temple ruins at Ketas, 100km (65 miles) south of the capital, Islamabad, on Thursday. The event is part of a landmark visit to Pakistan...

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Hindu American Foundation Expresses Concern Over Religious Freedoms at Air Force

May 31, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

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

On May 31, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed serious concern over multiple reports that many in the faculty and staff at the Colorado Springs U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) are abetting the spread of evangelical...

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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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Hindu-Buddhist Delegation Visit Aimed At Bringing People of Ancient Cultures Together

May 30, 2005

Source: Kuensel Online

http://www.kuenselonline.com/article.php?sid=5536

On May 30, 2005 Kuensel Online reported, "On a six-day visit to Bhutan the leader of a Hindu-Buddhist joint delegation from India, Venerable Bhadant Gnana Jagat Thero, who is the president of World Buddhist Cultural Foundation, said that the intention of the mission was to bring the people of the ancient cultures of the east together and closer to each other. 'The ancient cultures and religions of...

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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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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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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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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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