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    1. 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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    2. Sikhs, Buddhists, Hindus, Arabs, Mormons added to hate crime stats

      WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department will begin keeping numbers on hate crimes committed against Sikhs and six other groups, in connection with Monday's one-year anniversary of the killing of six Sikh worshippers in Oak Creek, Wis.

      The Associated Press Friday obtained a copy of Attorney General Eric Holder's blog post of the decision, ahead of its official release later in the day. Holder said FBI Director Robert Mueller had ...

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    3. Panel to tackle media coverage of Hindus

      FREMONT -- The Hindu American Foundation will hold a panel discussion Sunday about how Hindus and other ethnic groups are covered in the media. The free event, part of the foundation's quarterly speaker series, will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fremont Hindu Temple, 3676 Delaware Drive. Panelists will be Vamsee Juluri, professor of media studies at the University of San Francisco; Diana Rohini LaVigne, Bay Area ...

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    4. Some see trouble when outside religious groups reach out to immigrants

      "They need to learn about life in America, learn to speak English, learn to drive, learn to shop, learn to file taxes, and all of a sudden they are faced with people seeking to change them through a slow but concerted coercive strategy," argued Mihir Meghani, a Fremont physician who cofounded the Hindu American Foundation, a national advocacy group.
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