Hinduism

Commission for Minorities Urges Report on Anti-Sikh Riots Made Public

February 10, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050211/main6.htm

On February 10, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The National Commission for Minorities (NCM), besides several Sikh leaders, today urged the government to make the report of the Justice Nanavati Commission on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots public. Voicing suspicion over contents of the report, 'leaked' to a TV channel, and its submission after the Haryana poll, they expressed fear that the Congress-led...

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Hindu School Thrives in London

February 10, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/schools/story.jsp?story=609413

On February 10, 2005 The Independent reported, "The Swaminarayan School, the only Hindu school in the Independent Schools Council, has blended the unchanging values of an ancient faith with the relentless demands of modern education, to create a warm and happy school - with exam results to die for... But back in the 1980s the picture was very different. The school, in...

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Update: Commission Chairman Submits Reports on 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

February 9, 2005

Source: Express India

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=41766

On February 9, 2005 Express India reported, "More than 20 years after an estimated 3,000 people were killed in anti-Sikh riots in the national capital, a commission of inquiry today submitted a 185-page report to the government containing findings on whether any political party had organised the riots. Justice G T Nanavati, a retired judge of the Supreme Court, submitted the two-volume...

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St. Andrews Center to Study Religion and Politics, Examine Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim Presence

February 8, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4246559.stm

On February 8, 2005 the BBC News reported, "The link between religion and politics is to be examined by a new research centre at St Andrews University. One of the key projects at the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics (CSRP) will examine Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist communities in Scotland. The centre will be launched on Thursday with a lecture by Dr Mario Aguilar, the dean of...

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Women's Undergarments Draw Protest by Hindu Leaders

February 7, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1013700.cms

On February 7, 2005 The Times of India reported, "an American online store selling womens' undergarments featuring images of Hindu Gods and religious icons has angered members of the community who have demanded their immediate withdrawal from the website. In an ad for womens' thongs, Cafe-Press.com has on display hundred per cent cotton 'Hindu God Shiva classic thong' priced at...

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Muslim Woman Entitled to Maintenance Under Hindu Law

February 4, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1228325,00080001.htm

On February 4, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Ruling that women of the minority community cannot be discriminated against in the matter of providing alimony, the Allahabad High Court has asked one Islam to pay maintenance to his estranged wife. Asking Islam to pay Rs 1,000 as alimony to his wife, Fatima, Justice SN Srivastava held that the Hindu...

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Apple Valley Planning Commission to Rehear Arguments for Hindu Temple

February 3, 2005

Source: Daily Press

http://www.vvdailypress.com/2005/110744044647632.html

On February 3, 2005 the Daily Press reported, "Hindus will get a second shot at presenting their plans for a temple on Apple Valley Road to the Town Planning Commission. By a unanimous vote, the Planning Commission decided to re-hear arguments for allowing the construction of a 7,950-square-foot Hindu temple and an adjoining community center on March 2. Several members of the community spoke...

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USC Hindu Student Community Continues to Grow

February 2, 2005

Source: Daily Trojan

http://www.dailytrojan.com/news/2005/02/02/Lifestyle/Religions.Of.The.World.CampusStyle-848969.shtml

On February 2, 2005 the Daily Trojan reported, "the student community at USC is widely respected as wonderfully diverse in cultural, ethnic and political senses, but one often-overlooked feature is its religious diversity. From the Hindu Student Organization to the Muslim Students Association, from...

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First Indian-American Congressman Honored by US Cabinet

February 2, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1008850.cms

On February 2, 2005 The Times of India reported, "the US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill to honour Dalip Singh Saund, the first Indian-American member of the US Congress. The House yesterday voted 410-0 in favour of the 'Dalip Singh Saund Post Office Building Designation' bill, which now heads to the Senate for consideration. The bill, which was tabled to...

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Hindu Youth Leader Speaks Out Against Swastika Ban

February 2, 2005

Source: Hindu Youth Council UK

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/circular21.htm

On February 2, 2005 the Hindu Youth Council UK posted a column by Preeti Raichura, chair of the Hindu Youth UK Leicester, regarding the proposed swastika ban by the UK government. Raichura writes, "For thousands of years the Swastika has been used in the name of Goodness, Purity, Love and tolerance. But the true meaning of the Swastika has been diminished by the rein of the Nazi's. Once a symbol that...

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Update: Secular and Hindu India in Tension Over Seer�s Arrest

January 31, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/jan/31guru.htm

On January 31, 2005 Rediff reported, "Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue S Gurumurthy denounced the English media and blamed 'secular India' for Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati's plight...Gurumurthy, who is considered close to Jayendra Saraswati, said...Hindus were shocked by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's action, as they considered her a 'nationalist.'

Gurumurthy said it took a...

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Apple Valley Residents Advise Commission Against Hindu Temple

January 31, 2005

Source: Daily Press

http://www.vvdailypress.com/2005/110718138232245.html

On January 31, 2005 the Daily Press reported, "neighbors of a proposed Hindu temple off Apple Valley and Ottawa roads are asking the Planning Commission to just say no. Local Hindus asked the Planning Commission for permission to build a 7,950-square-foot religious temple two weeks ago, but were denied. Commissioners cited the increase of traffic and the building's non-conforming architecture as...

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Panel Likely to Submit Report on 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Next Week

January 30, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1220723,00080001.htm

On January 30, 2005 Press Trust of India reported, "The one-man Nanavati Commission, which is probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, is likely to submit its report next week. The report is likely to be submitted by Justice GT Nanavati, a retired judge of the Supreme Court who heads the Commission, to Home Minister Shivraj Patil on his return from the Northeast on...

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Hindus in Billerica Move Forward with Temple Plans

January 30, 2005

Source: The Boston Herald

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/01/30/hindu_group_proposes_temple_along_river/

On January 30, 2005 The Boston Herald reported, "the group, named OM Temple Inc., received approval from Billerica's Board of Health on Jan. 3 to proceed with the project. The board's approval is one of several that temple proponents must obtain in what is expected to be a lengthy permitting process. Already,...

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Archbishop of Canterbury Visits Hindu Temple

January 30, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050131/asp/nation/story_4317084.asp

On January 30, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "Britain’s one-million strong Hindu community, some of whose leaders feel it is being ignored because of all the attention being devoted to the country’s 1.5 million Muslims, received some attention today. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, visited the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, north-...

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