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    1. South Asia Scholars, The Hindu Debate And The Death Of Nuance In California

      Hindu groups, including the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), have worked for over two years with the California Department of Education’s - Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) to revise the Social Science and History Framework for middle school textbooks in a manner that treats Hinduism on a par with other ancient religions and civilizations.

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    2. California aims to reflect diversity in classroom studies

      ... the Hindu American Foundation, which opposes recommendations by the South Asia Faculty group to replace the word "India" with "South Asia" in some places to describe the region that now includes Pakistan and Nepal.

      Citing its own scholars, the foundation also argues that tying status to a person's birth in the caste system, and describing women in ancient society as unequal to men is potentially embarrassing to Hindu students ...

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    3. War over words surfaces in California's classrooms over India's history

      As one of a handful of Hindu-Americans in her high school in Cupertino in the mid-to-late 1980s, Suhag Shukla still can't shake the memory of just how awkward a lesson in her ninth-grade class on India turned was for her.

      "My world history teacher asked me in front of the entire class, 'What's your caste? Is your marriage arranged? And are your parents saving for your dowry?' " the ...

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    4. Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh: police

      The murder adds to a grim toll in past weeks, with an atheist student, two gay rights activists, a liberal professor, a Hindu tailor and a Sufi Muslim leader hacked to death.

      An elderly Buddhist monk was found hacked to death on Saturday in Bangladesh, police said, the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities and secular activists in the country.

       

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    5. Hindus Plead to CA Education Dept: #DontEraseIndia

      After a nationwide protest from Hindus in America, the California Education Department has decided to put a stop to reviews of its history textbooks where there were suggested changes like replacing ‘India’ with ‘South Asia’ in state text books among many other changes. This was after a public hearing on the matter, where several parents and students gave testimonies.

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    6. Bangladesh jails 2 Hindu teachers for insulting Islam

      DHAKA, Bangladesh — A court has jailed two teachers in southern Bangladesh for making derogatory comments about Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, invoking a rare law from the British colonial era that makes insulting any religion a crime.

      The case began when students at Hijla High School in Bagerhat district complained that the assistant teacher of a science class Sunday dismissed the Quran as the word of Allah and said there ...

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    7. Hindus fall prey to post-polls violence

      [Bangladesh] Hindu people living in Khidirpara union parishad under Louhojong upazila in Munshiganj have been passing days with anxiety since Saturday’s union parishad election as supporters of an Awami League supported chairman candidate vandalised over 15 houses and threatening them with dire consequences.

      Many people of the community have already left their dwelling houses and are living at their relatives’ houses located at neighbouring places.

      Local sources said Khidirpara ...

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    8. Study: Pakistan’s public school textbooks portray non-Muslim citizens as “religiously inferior, scheming and intolerant”

      Religion should be harboring tolerance and promoting peace but unfortunately, things are often different in real life. A new report that analyzed 78 textbooks from all four provinces of Pakistan found that children in schools are encouraged to disregard non-Muslims.

      Pakistan is one of the most populous countries in the world, with some 200 million inhabitants. It’s also one of the biggest Muslim countries, with 95-98% practicing the religion ...

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    9. In Pakistan, comedy means calling Hindus 'dogs'

      New Delhi: While the sorry plight of minority Hindus is Pakistan is well known, a 'comedy show' aired on a TV channel in the predominately Muslim country has taken the issue to a new low.

      The show 'Sawa Teen' aired on Neo TV on April 8 had a comedian Sajan Abbas, who was acting as a dealer of conscience, use the words ‘Hindu k**ta’.

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