Hinduism

BJP Seeks Support from Sikhs Outside India

March 14, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/559316.cms

On March 14, 2004 The Times of India reported, "The Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] is trying to win over Sikhs living abroad, including Khalistan sympathisers and even those who have been blacklisted. Encouraged over the outcome and a favourable response following a meeting held recently between Khalistan ideologues and Rulda Singh, general secretary of the party’s...

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Zoning Battle Erupts Over Hindu Temple in New Jersey

March 12, 2004

Source: Home News Tribune

http://www.thnt.com/thnt/story/0,21282,923625,00.html?sec=main?=centraljersey

On March 12, 2004 Home News Tribune reported, "More than 30 Edison residents and the township's engineer crowded into Borough Hall last night to oppose construction of a Hindu temple they say will disrupt their peaceful neighborhood. The International Swaminarayan Satsang Organization wants to erect a one-story, 14,000-square-foot temple on...

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Hindu Temple Zoning Dispute Continues in Edison

March 11, 2004

Source: The Courier News

http://www.c-n.com/news/c-n/story/0,2111,923126,00.html

On March 11, 2004 The Courier News reported, "The Township Council has sided with residents who fear a proposed Hindu temple in neighboring South Plainfield would disrupt their quiet neighborhood. On Wednesday night, council members cited traffic concerns, not religious denomination, in adopting a resolution in opposition to the proposed one-story, 14,000-square-foot temple on the...

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Hindu Gay Couple Claims Discrimination

March 10, 2004

Source: Indo-Link

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=031004024120

On March 10, 2004 Indo-Link reported, "Aggrieved by the Seattle authorities decision to deny them a 'marriage' license and declare them as ‘Hindu couple’, two Non Resident Indians, who openly admit they are lesbians, have decided to mount a legal challenge against it. The duo -- Vegavahini Subramaniam and Vaijayanthimala Nagarajan -- who go by the names of 'Vega' and 'Mala...

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Hindu Temple Provides For Beggars Driven Out of the North

March 10, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/printable/200403100018.html

On March 10, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted an article from The Monitor on "the changing face of Kampala's beggars." The Monitor conducted an informal survey of beggars on the streets of the town, and reported, "Of 69 beggars interviewed, 28 of them said they came from war-torn northern Uganda. Without any gainful activity to engage in due to the 17-year-old insurgency, most...

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College Negotiates With Local Hindus, Promises Expansion of Campus Will Not Conflict With Religious Festivals

March 9, 2004

Source: rediff.com

http://in.rediff.com/news/2004/mar/09shyam1.htm

On March 9, 2004 rediff.com reported, "[P]lans by a local English college to build a £17 million campus on Rushey Fields require a combination of utmost delicacy and tact before they can be implemented. Gateway College says it needs the new and bigger site so that it can enroll up to 1,500 students and form closer links with secondary schools. But it is a measure of the clout enjoyed by the Hindu community...

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Hindus in Yuba City Celebrate Holi Festival and Anniversary

March 8, 2004

Source: Appeal- Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2004/03/07/news/top_story/news1.

On March 8, 2004 the Appeal- Democrat reported, "For ages, Hindus have held to their faith and rituals, and members of the Mid-Valley Hindu community continue to do so at the Sri Narayan Hindu Temple on Franklin Road in Yuba City. Saturday, the faithful held a dual celebration of the temple's eighth anniversary and the festival of Holi, an Indian...

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Russian Sanyasi in India to Raise Money for ISKON Temple in Moscow

March 8, 2004

Source: Express India

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=29112

On March 8, 2004 Express India reported, "Bhaktivigyan Goswami Maharaj, Russia’s first sanyasi...is in Mumbai to propagate Krishna consciousness and seek funds for a massive Krishna temple in the heart of Moscow. Seated at the spacious lecture hall of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Chowpatty, the 48-year-old adjusts his saffron robes, saying: 'It’s been a...

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After Claims of Abuse, Hare Krishna Movement in Court

March 6, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35060-2004Mar5.html

On March 6, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The Hare Krishna movement has filed a reorganization plan in bankruptcy court that its leaders hope will allow it to compensate more than 500 people who have made claims of sexual, physical or emotional abuse. David Liberman, an attorney for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, said 540 people...

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Indian Americans in Politics

February 29, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/02/29/MNGTF5AQCC1.DTL

On February 29, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "Challenging a powerful, well-funded, 12-term U.S. representative may seem like a risky way for an emerging interest group to gain political clout. But the candidacy of Ro Khanna, a 27-year-old lawyer who is in Tuesday's Democratic primary...

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New Hampshire Hindu Temple Embraces the Goal of Learning

February 29, 2004

Source: The Portsmouth Herald

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/02292004/news/2559.htm

On February 29, 2004 The Portsmouth Herald published a profile of a Hindu temple in Epping, New Hampshire. The article notes, "Gaining wisdom and knowledge is the ultimate Hindu goal, especially for the local community. The temple is named for Brahma’s consort in Hinduism’s female trinity, Saraswati, the goddess of learning. It is the only Saraswati temple in the...

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