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    1. JuD will not allow destruction of Hindu temples in Pak: Hafiz Saeed

      Chief of Pakistan’s banned JuD, Hafiz Saeed, has said his organisation will not allow destruction of Hindu temples and other holy places of non- Muslims in the country.

      It was Muslims’ responsibility to safeguard holy places of their Hindus brethren, he said while addressing a meeting in Matli town of Sindh province yesterday.

      “We will not allow destruction of temples and other holy places of non-Muslims in the country ...

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    2. California Hindus oppose ‘edits’ to Indian history

      The Hindu American Foundation (HAF), an advocacy body for the community, called the proposed changes “problematic”. “The proposed edits included removing mention of Hinduism’s acceptance of religious diversity, relinking Hinduism with caste, and removing mention of the contributions of Hindu sages of different backgrounds, such as Valmiki and Vyasa,” it said in a statement.

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    3. Alleging conversion bid, Hindu bodies demand ban on church programme

      Various organisations have demanded a ban on a programme to be organised at a church at Behrampur Bet village in this district on February 26 and 27 alleging that the programme is being organised to hold conversions.

      The representatives of these organisations, including Youth Aggarwal Sabha, Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Ram Lila Committee, SS Jain Sabha, Mahavir Dal, Gau Raksha Dal, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal, Gopal Gaushala, Balmik Sabha and Bharat ...

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    4. Caste law in mind, Hindu body backs Conservatives

      Caste law in mind, Hindu body backs Conservatives

      An umbrella organisation representing Hindu temples in Britain on Monday asked members of Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities to support the Conservative party due to its stand on the sensitive issue of outlawing caste-based discrimination.

      Since 2008, efforts to bring ‘caste’ within the purview of Britain’s anti-discrimination laws have passionately divided the Indian community. The issue has dominated debates and discussions in temples and gurdwaras in the run-up to ...

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    5. PM Narendra Modi visits Pashupatinath temple, offers 2,500 kg of sandalwood

      PM Narendra Modi visits Pashupatinath temple, offers 2,500 kg of sandalwood

      [Kathmandu, Nepal] On Monday morning, Modi, who is on a two-day visit to the Himalayan nation, reached Pashupatinath Temple, the most sacred Lord Shiva shrine in Nepal, and conducted special prayers.

      “He took part in a special ‘puja’ which was conducted by Ganesh Bhatta, the Indian head priest of the temple, and lasted for 35 minutes,” said Govinda Tandon, member secretary of Pashupati Area Development Trust.

      The prime minister also ...

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    6. Pakistani author documents Hindu temples in her country

      Pakistani author documents Hindu temples in her country

      The book highlights unreported aspects of harmony, and will act as a window for the people of India, feels Abbasi who will launch the book at India International Centre. As a researcher and author, Abbasi, along with the photographer Madiha Aijaz, took almost a year to traverse each province and their many crevices to explore antiquated sacred sites.

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    7. Pakistan’s Hindus, other minorities come under increasing attack

      Pakistan’s Hindus, other minorities come under increasing attack
      All of Pakistan's minorities - Hindus, Christians, Ahmadis and even Shi'ite Muslims - feel that the state fails to protect them, and even tolerates violence against them.
      Many complain the problem has become worse since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is seen as more conservative and indulgent of Islamists than his predecessor, came to power last year.
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    8. BJP offer of ‘natural home’ for Hindu refugees triggers debate

      BJP offer of ‘natural home’ for Hindu refugees triggers debate

      The BJP manifesto declaring India as ‘a natural home for persecuted Hindus’, has triggered an animated debate on the nature of the state a Narendra Modi-led government would create if elected to power. BJP supporters term it as an obvious step, but critics point out that this puts a Hindu country tag on India and goes against the principle of secularism.

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    9. Court orders Rs. 3.5 mn compensation for Hindus attacked in Bangladesh

      A Bangladeshi court on Sunday ordered the government to pay over Taka 4.34 million (Rs 3.47 million) as compensation to Hindu families who were attacked for an alleged blasphemous post on a popular social networking site. Unidentified persons vandalised 29 homes, 10 shops and seven temples at Bonogram Bazar in Pabna district in November last year following allegations that a boy from the Hindu minority made a blasphemous ...

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    10. Bangladesh MP to hang for genocide against Hindus

      Bangladesh MP to hang for genocide against Hindus

      A Bangladesh court on Tuesday sentenced to death a top opposition MP for genocide, the first lawmaker to be convicted of war crimes during the 1971 war of independence. Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, a leader of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal of nine charges including murder and religious persecution.  Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said the tribunal convicted Chowdhury on nine of ...

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    11. Reconsider ban on religious rights of Hindus, says Rajnath

      Two days ahead of the now banned chaurasi kos parikrama from Ayodhya, BJP chief Rajnath Singh called upon the UP government to reconsider its ban on the “religious right” of the Hindus. 

      Questioning the government ban on the VHP’s show beginning Sunday, he asked how could 200 odd saints, who would be part of the circumambulatory pilgrimage, pose any kind of threat or difficulty to the government which had ...

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    12. NC, Kashmiri Pandits welcome Modi's inclusive approach on Kashmir

      Panun Kashmir leaders too have also welcomed Modi's statement. "He has talked in constructive and positive manner and we welcome his statement. We are also thankful to him for mentioning Kashmiri Pandits and also about people of Jammu and Ladakh," said Agnishekhar, chairman of Panun Kashmir, an organization of Kashmiri Pandits.

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    13. Kashmiri Pandits demand passage of Temples Bill

      An amalgamation of Kashmiri Pandit organisations, under the banner of Premnath Bhat Memorial Trust, today held a protest demonstration here demanding the passage of Hindu Temples and Shrines Bill.  The protesting Pandits, who assembled outside the Press Club here, raised placards and shouted slogans in support of their demands and urged the state government to fulfill its promise of passing the Bill.

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    14. 'Temples, Hindu houses attacked in Bangladesh'

      Islamic activists have attacked dozens of Hindu temples and homes across Bangladesh since an Islamist leader was sentenced to death last month, a Hindu group said Wednesday. The Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad, an ISKCON-affiliated group that looks after Hindu temples, said 47 temples and at least 700 Hindu houses had been torched or vandalised since the verdict against Delwar Hossain Sayedee.

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    15. White House gets a Hindu perspective on gun violence

      As the US debates gun control policies in the aftermath of several tragedies, a Hindu organisation has provided to the White House its perspective on gun violence, advocating a balance between individual rights and the larger good of the society.

      The recommendations were submitted by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) to US Vice President Joe Biden, who invited the body along with representatives of other faiths to seek diverse views ...

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    16. 24 Buddhist, Hindu temples burnt in Bangladesh: rights body

      A New Delhi-based rights body has petitioned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon seeking an end to attacks against religious minorities in Bangladesh. The plea follows the burning down of 24 Buddhist and Hindu temples in Bangladesh’s Chittagong divisionallegedly by Islamic radical groups apparently in retaliation to the drive against Muslim Rohingiyas in Myanmar.
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    17. Hindu children in Pak claim they sit in separate classrooms

      Discrimination, it seems, is a way of life for the Hindus based in certain parts of Pakistan.  Not only religious conversions and kidnappings, children of these families claim they also face discrimination in schools in the upper Sindh areas. As the family of Sarwan Kumar landed at the Attari railway station on Monday, his daughter Sindhu Kumari, a class VII student, said, "There are different classrooms for us. We are ...

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