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    1. War Crimes Trial of Fugitive Ex-JP MP Jabbar: "Properties of Hindus war booty, belong to Muslims"

      A prosecution witness yesterday said war crimes accused Abdul Jabbar, during the Liberation War, termed freedom fighters, supporters of the Awami League and the war, and Hindus enemies of Pakistan and vowed to destroy them.

      Former Jatiya Party lawmaker Jabbar, a fugitive, gave instructions to kill two freedom fighters and 23 Hindus, forcefully converted more than 150 people of the Hindu community to Islam and looted about 360 houses in ...

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    2. Pakistani Hindus organise rally demanding Indian citizenship

      Rajkot: Around 200 families of Pakistani Hindus, who have migrated here, today staged a demonstration and demanded Indian citizenship saying they do not wish to return to their country.

      “Nearly one thousand Hindus comprising 200 families have migrated from Pakistan since 2005 and are willing to settle down in India. We want Indian citizenship as we do not wish to return to Pakistan because our relatives are in Gujarat,” K ...

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    3. 135 Afghan Sikhs, Hindus got Indian passports illegally

      NAWANSHAHR (PUNJAB): Seven Hindu and Sikh Afghan refugees staying in India on long-term visas for nearly 20 years have been arrested by the Punjab police over the past two months for procuring Indian passports on fake credentials. They were arrested from different airports in the country just before they were to catch flights to various European destinations.

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    4. Michigan Roundtable's new CEO says his job is all about inclusion

      “Steve [Spreitzer] was the voice at the other end of the line when I reached out for help a decade ago because of being excluded from a potentially Christian-only, city-sponsored prayer event in Troy,” said Padma Kuppa, an interfaith activist in Troy, with the Hindu American Foundation. “He continues to walk the talk of inclusion ... trying to help people understand that diversity of perspectives is what will allow us to ...

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    5. Couple At Hindu Wedding Gets Unexpected Gift: Snoop Dogg

      [Chicago, IL]

      http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/09/01/couple-at-hindu-wedding-gets-unexpected-gift-snoop-dogg/

      Rap star Snoop Dogg stopped by a traditional Hindu wedding at the Hard Rock Hotel.

      The word is the groom’s mom is a huge fan, so the wedding photographer arranged for a photo op with the happy couple.

      Bride Neesha and groom Joe chatted with Snoop at the bar and took a photo. Mr. Dogg was in town for ...

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    6. For a New Generation of Hindu American Parents, a Changing Model of Religion and Culture

      For those who identify as Hindu, the conflation between the religious identity and being Indian has been especially problematic, since being Hindu doesn't necessarily mean being Indian, and vice versa. For many of our parents' generation, however, it was hard to articulate a religious identity separate from homeland culture because the way they were raised often fused local cultural norms with religious practice, though there were certainly overlaps (and ...

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    1. Obituaries: The Newest Route to Convert the Living

      Professor Anantanand Rambachan’s recent column in the Huffington Post reveals a stunning practice that I had never heard of before: strangers sending condolence letters upon the death of a loved one to try and convert grieving family members to Christianity. It is wholly inappropriate, as Prof. Rambachan writes, to try and exploit “an occasion for emotional vulnerability.”

      We at HAF consider the above to be an instance of “predatory ...

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  2. About Hindu American Foundation

    The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) is an advocacy group providing a progressive voice for over two million Hindu Americans. The Foundation interacts with and educates leaders in public policy, academia, media and the public at large about Hinduism and global issues concerning Hindus, such as religious liberty, the portrayal of Hinduism, hate speech, hate crimes and human rights. By promoting the Hindu and American ideals of understanding, tolerance and pluralism, HAF stands firmly against hate, discrimination, defamation and terror.

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    6. (1 articles) Taj Mahal Hotel
    7. (1 articles) Bangladesh Awami League
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    1. Iyengar's lifelong work of teaching the whole of yoga or the understanding that yoga is not just the physical endeavour of mastering postures, but a spiritual practice rooted in the Hindu concept of dharma, has deeply informed our work at the Foundation.
      By Sheetal Shah
    2. Where too many yoga practitioners conflate yoga with asana, he sought to educate seekers on all of yoga's limbs and their essential spiritual aim.
      By Sheetal Shah
    3. Of the accused, five including Mufti Hannan were present at the court room when the judge charged them for murder. The remaining eight are absconding.
      By Asaduzzaman Rochi
    4. You can put him in a frame and on the wall. That is fine.
      By Rajan Zed
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