Hinduism

Human Rights Organizations Say RSS Uses Rural Schools to Indoctrinate Youth

April 16, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/a/2004/04/16/MNGFV6530M1.DTL

On April 16, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "[H]uman rights organizations in the eastern state of Orissa say [certain Hindu schools] are political tools in the hands of India's foremost Hindu nationalist organization, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In the past several years, the RSS and its allies,...

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Supreme Court Orders Retrial of Gujurat Riot Case

April 12, 2004

Source: AlertNet

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/DEL89201.htm

On April 12, 2004 AlertNet posted a Reuters article that reported, "India's highest court ordered on Monday a retrial of a high-profile murder case after 20 Hindus were acquitted of slaying 12 people during 2002 religious riots. The Supreme Court ordered the Hindu nationalist government of the state of Gujarat to take up the issue of a retrial, through state prosecutors. In a rare move, it...

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Scholars of Hinduism Receive Threats

April 10, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A334-2004Apr9.html

On April 10, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Folklore has it that elephants never forget, and Paul Courtright has reason to believe it. A professor of religion at Emory University, he immersed himself in the story of Ganesha, the beloved Hindu god with the head of an elephant. Detecting provocative Oedipal overtones in Ganesha's story -- and phallic symbolism in...

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Government Statistics Show Rise in Racially or Religiously Motivated Hate Crimes

April 8, 2004

Source: INDOlink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=040604064211

On April 8, 2004 INDOlink reported, "Figures published April 7 in Britain show that in 2003 racially or religiously motivated crimes against Muslims, Sikhs, and Hindus, registered a steep rise in that country. The British government’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) yesterday released figures showing that race crime last year rose by 12 per cent with 2,000 more cases being...

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Hindu Nun Campaigns for BJP in Upcoming Elections

April 8, 2004

Source: The Straits Times

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/asia/story/0,4386,244599,00.html?

On April 8, 2004 The Straits Times reported, "A firebrand Hindu nun and leader of one of India's poorest states has emerged as a rising star of the country's ruling party as it seeks re-election in this month's general election. Ms. Uma Bharti, 43, who has taken a vow to remain celibate, governs the sprawling central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and is one of...

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Bay Area Cemeteries and Funeral Homes Accommodate Diverse Funeral Rites

April 8, 2004

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/northern_california/8383038.htm

On April 8, 2004 The Mercury News reported, "In the Bay Area, where whites are no longer the majority, diversity is redefining communities for the dead as well as the living. From Richmond to Fremont to San Jose, funeral homes are building rooms where Indian families can wash their deceased...

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Hindu Temple Expands in Kansas City

April 7, 2004

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/news/local/states/kansas/co

On April 7, 2004 The Kansas City Star reported, "A plan to expand the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Kansas City, in Shawnee, was approved by the Shawnee Planning Commission on Monday.Stan Hernly, architect with Hernly Associates Inc., said the main goal of the plan is to expand worship and fellowship space in the center at 6330 Lackman Road....

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New Religious Leaders Take Root in Kentucky

April 5, 2004

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/cjextra/2004projects/empty_pulpits/day2/A5-others.html

On April 5, 2004 The Courier-Journal reported, "Once led by volunteers from small communities of immigrants and American-born converts, the religions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam are beginning to take root in Kentucky with the arrival of professional spiritual leaders. Even within religious traditions, 'clergy' are...

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Minority Religious Communities Rally for Release of Suspended Hindu Detective

April 3, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/queens/nyc-det0404,0,5361274.story?c%0Aoll=nyc-homepage-headlines

On April 3, 2004 Newsday reported, "Members of several Richmond Hill minority communities rallied Saturday for a suspended Guyanese and Hindu detective who they claim has been unfairly targeted due to his popularity with them. Carrying signs reading 'Reinstate Rudy Now!' and 'Investigate the accuser,'...

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Rabbi Joins Protest Against Moscow ISKCON Temple

April 3, 2004

Source: The Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_657740,0005.htm

On April 3, 2004 The Hindustan Times ran a Press Trust of India article that reported, "One of the leaders of Russia's Jewish community, rabbi Adolf Shayevich has joined the Orthodox Christians in protesting against building of a huge Hindu temple in Moscow by the local chapter of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Last week more than one thousand Orthodox...

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Indian Political Parties Seek Support from NRIs in America

April 3, 2004

Source: INDOlink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=040204105326

On April 3, 2004 INDOlink reported, "Thousands of non-resident Indians (NRIs), across the United States are getting involved election process, not for the American Presidential poll due in November, but for the general elections of the Lok Sabha back home next month. These folks may not have a vote, but the Indian Diaspora indeed has a clout, which most political parties are out to cash...

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Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch Celebrates Religious Diversity in Teaneck, N.J.

March 29, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/8307642.htm

On March 29, 2004 The Miami Herald ran an article from The Record that reported, "About 600 people gathered Sunday afternoon for the 18th annual Interfaith Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch to recognize and embrace the diversity of people and religions found in North Jersey. The ballroom in the Marriott Glenpointe was a sea of turbans, skullcaps, saris, white collars on black shirts, and hijabs...

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