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    1. Why the West finds Modi’s rise inconvenient

      The rise of Modi bothers the West because the BJP and Modi, unlike the Congress, appear to stand for the Hindu civilisation. This view may not be far off. Unlike the other parties, the BJP’s manifesto, explicitly invokes continuity with Hindu kingdoms of the past. It sees modern India, as not just born today, but as a continuity of an ancient civilisation. This threatens both the Christian Right and ...

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    2. Hindu and Buddhist Sculpture Featured in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

      The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia” is a monumental show in about every sense of the word. At least one third of its 150-plus works are large sculptures and reliefs. Almost 100 pieces traveled from institutions across Southeast Asia. And the show’s very concept reflects new findings and directions in scholarship. The result is a show with as much to attract ...

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    3. Can Hindu Mother Also Snatch Own Child, DAP MP Asks

      KUALA LUMPUR: A DAP lawmaker today asked authorities to clarify if their inaction over Muslim convert’s abduction of his son in an interfaith custody fight would extend similarly to the Hindu mother.

      Seputeh MP Teresa Kok urged the Home Ministry and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to state if their decision was only in deference to a shariah court order or whether this also applied to ...

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    4. ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says

      KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge said.

      Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah stressed that such sculptures of non-Muslim deities should not be built in the open, but should be placed within an enclosed building instead.

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    5. Hindus, Tamils and Sikhs celebrate New Year simultaneously

      KUALA LUMPUR: It was an auspicious day today for the Malayalee Hindus, Tamils and Sikhs as they celebrated their respective New Year.

      Malaysia Hindu Sangam president Datuk R. S. Mohan Shan wished all Tamils in the country a prosperous new year.

      "At the same time, I also hope all Tamils in the country stay united and work together to solve any problems they may face," he said.

       

       
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    6. Spy games: ISI operative Waqas dramatically nabbed by RAW in Dhaka

      New Delhi: Zia-ur Rehman a.k.a. Waqas, an Indian Mujahideen Pakistani operative, had been trying to elope to Pakistan via Nepal from Bangladesh but the luck didn’t favour him as he was detained by India's external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), according to a report published in The Times of India.

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    7. Boy abducted by Muslim relative after Hindu mum gets custody

      SEREMBAN: The Muslim relative of a six-year-old Hindu boy, handed over to his mother by the High Court here on Monday after a protracted custody tussle, is believed to have kidnapped the child from his house in Jelebu early today.
      The alleged abduction came two days after the High Court here granted S. Deepa custody of her son, Mithran, and nine-year-old daughter, Sharmila.
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    8. Pakistan needs a law to protect Hindus from forced conversion

      Pakistan must promulgate an ordinance that forbids conversion by force and stipulates arduous penalties towards attempts to manipulate vulnerable segments such as women, minors, minorities and scheduled castes. 

       



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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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    1. This is a strategic program as all delegates can share their thoughts and experiences, build unity and discuss the many challenges and issues being faced to find solutions. The presence of all the delegates, as a global community, is a priceless opportunity to network and cooperate.
      By Ketut Sudikerta
    2. We are thankful for the contributions and support from Bakti. It is an annual affair for the association to come and give out hampers and contributions.
      By Giani Sukhdaiv Singh
    3. I wish all Malayalee a very happy new year and may all good things come in the new year.
      By Sreekala Nambiar
    4. The Vishneaster Egg, a play on words, was born from a desire to celebrate and to unite, at least temporarily, two of the world's largest religions and two of their biggest festivals.
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