Hinduism

Fires Target Hindu Homes in Houston Arson Spree

December 2, 2003

Source: Houston Channel 11 News

http://www.khou.com/news/local/stories/khou031130_ds_ArsonInvestigation_.5a243d41.html

On December 2, 2003 Houston Channel 11 News reported on the fires targeting Hindu homes that have been sweeping the Houston area. Raju Shah, whose home has been set fire to twice in the last four months, and three other arson victims all worship at a Hindu temple in southwest Houston, where concern is running high...

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Krishna Temple- ISKCON

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Fires Target Hindu Homes in Houston Arson Spree

December 1, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.click2houston.com/news/2672889/detail.html

On December 1, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "almost a dozen fires have destroyed homes of Hindus and others, with a two-county task force investigating the suspected arson spree, and members of the religious community nervous about future attacks.

Federal, county and city investigators are reviewing evidence in the blazes that have occurred over the past six...

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Houston Hindus Use Modern Methods to Keep Tradition Alive

November 30, 2003

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2260912

On November 30, 2003 The Houston Chronicle published an article on the Maheshwaris, a Hindu minority from the Indian state of Rajasthan who are using modern technology to matchmake and keep their culture alive. Young Hindus in Houston are logging onto the Web site Maheshwari Online, which offers a worldwide Maheshwari registry and Maheshwari matchmaking. According to...

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Ashland Teen Faces Decade in Prison for Defacing Hindu Temple

November 27, 2003

Source: Metro West

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/local_regional/ashl_vandalism1272003.htm

On November 27, 2003 Metro West reported that "an Ashland teen faces more than a decade in jail if he is convicted of spray painting hate messages on a Hindu temple in Ashland on Halloween.

Anthony Picciolo, 17, of 15 Roberts Road was released without bail by Judge Paul Healy at his arraignment yesterday in Framingham District Court....

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Ashland Hindu Center Sponsors Interfaith Thanksgiving

November 26, 2003

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10671~1791712,00.html

On November 26, 2003 the Tri-Valley Herald reported that a live vocal concert and a free international vegetarian dinner will be held this Thanksgiving at Badarikashrama, a Hindu spiritual and cultural center in Ashland. "Swami Omkarananda, 65, who founded the center in 1984, plans to lead a special prayer for world peace and prosperity at 3 p.m.,...

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In New York City, Discrimination Runs Deeper than Reported

November 21, 2003

Source: India Abroad

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1154

On November 21, 2003 India Abroad reported, "There have been more incidents of discrimination and bias-related harassment of South Asians, Arabs and Muslims in the city since September 11 than has been reported, a New York City Commission of Human Rights report reveals. Last month, the commission released its first report on such incidents: 'Discrimination against Muslims, Arabs and...

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Hindus Encouraged to Have More Children to Counteract Muslim Population Growth

November 20, 2003

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1088790,00.html

On November 20, 2003 The Guardian (UK) reported, "A radical Hindu political party in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, which is a key ally of the country's ruling party, is encouraging Hindus to have more children because of fears of a Muslim population explosion...'We will honour these couples [with five or more children] at a special function next month...

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