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Hindus for Israel, then Israel for Hindus. Hindu-Jewish unity is must to check the danger of Islam. International Hindu community should demand Hindu Home Land in India just now.

Posted by hinduexistence on April 28, 2010

HINDU AND SIKH GROUPS SUPPORT “RALLY FOR ISRAEL” IN NEW YORK

Hindu Existence Special Correspondent  in New York

More than 2500 people, braving inclement weather and driving rain assembled in front of the Israeli Consulate in the heart of the city of New York on Sunday, April 25th and whole-heartedly supported Israel’s right to exist and to determine its own fate.

More than 50 organizations representing Jewish, Christian, Hindu and Sikh faiths took part in the Rally.  A formidable contingent of Hindus and Sikhs led by Narain Kataria and Arish Sahani, President and Vice President of Indian American Intellectuals Forum, Satya Dosapati and Nand Lal Ramsinghani of the Hindu Human Rights Watch and Bhupinder Singh Bhurji, Chairman, Namdhari Sikh Foundation, USA, participated in the Rally.  The chief organizer of the event was Beth Gilinsky, Political Strategist, Action Alliance.

The supporters carried playcards saying that since 9/11/2001 attack on the World Trade Center, the followers of ISLAM the so called “religion of peace” have carried out 15,101 deadly terrorist attacks and killed more than 75,000 people.

[In his brief speech, which he delivered with electric effect, Mr. Kataria touched the deepest cord in the psyche of the audience.  Mr. Kataria was widely cheered five times by the strong crowd.  First when Kataria greeted the energetic audience with “Brothers and Sisters Shalom”; second when he said we Hindus understand and appreciate your persecution and pain because we Hindus have suffered unprecedented brutalities and savageries at the hands of Radical Islam for the last 1400 years hence we both are natural allies; third when he said that Israel is the frontier of the free world – if we lose Israel we lose the free world; fourth when he poignantly described the ethnic cleansing of Hindus from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Kashmir; and fifth when he said that Islamists are not just claiming Jerusalem but they are also claiming Kashmir, Chechnya, Philippines, Sudan, Nigeria, Londonistan, Parts of France, Spain, Belgium, Holland and several other countries] – writeup by Nagendra Rao.

Narain Kataria’s Speech:

Brothers and Sisters:  Shalom:

I feel privileged and honored for your giving me an opportunity to speak before you.  I am really thankful to the organizers of this Rally.  I am living in this country for the last 40 years.  America has given me freedom of religion and liberty of expression.  Unlike Islamic nations, the American government does not force its citizen to accept Islam or say they would be killed or driven out of that country if they do not.

Dear friends like many Jewish people I am also the victim of Islamic Jihad. I am the survivor of the Partition of India that took place in 1947.  I was 17 years old when Islamists forced Hindus to divide British India into two parts in 1947 – Hindu India and Islamic Pakistan.

I was living in that part of India which is now called Pakistan .  Since I was a Hindu, my life was made miserable by Islamic police and Islamic militia.  I was hounded out by Radical Islamists.  Many of my friends and colleagues were singled out, chased and brutally killed.  Thousands of Hindu and Sikh girls were gang raped by fanatic Islamists.  More than 10 million Hindus and Sikhs were driven out of the region that is now called Pakistan .

In 1947, there were 23% Hindus living there in Pakistan.  Today the Hindu population in Pakistan has been reduced to 1% in just 60 years.  All the others have been ethnically cleansed.

The same thing happened in Bangladesh .  The Hindu population has been reduced from 35% in 1947 to 9% in 2010.  More than 400,000 Hindus were driven out in 1989 from Indian ruled Kashmir .  These Hindus are living as refugees in their own country.

Today we Hindus are here to express our sympathy and support to Israelis who are surrounded by militant and fanatic Islamic nations armed with deadly weapons. Islamic nations want to wipe out Israel from the world map. Let me tell you, Israel is the frontier of the free World.  Once we lose Israel , we lose the free world.  I repeat, once we lose Israel, we lose the free world.

The cowardly and politically correct media and its apologists have no idea as to what they are dealing with.  It is not just Jerusalem the Islamists are claiming; they are claiming Kashmir, Chechnya, Philippines, Sudan, Nigeria, Londonistan, Parts of France, Spain, Belgium, Holland and several other countries – and eventually the whole world.  They want all of us to surrender.  They want to subjugate all of us.  They want to plant the Islamic flag in London, They want to plant the Islamic flag at in Washington.  They have openly stated that they want to establish the supremacy of Allah all over  the USA, in India, in Israel and everywhere else.  Dear Brothers and Sisters, we have to resolutely and unitedly face this menace of terrorism.

We both – Hindus and Israelis – are the oldest surviving civilizations.  We both have been the victims of Islamic terrorism for more than a thousand year.  Hence, we both are the natural allies.

At the moment Israeli is under attack by radical Islamists.  Israel is the only democratic country in the Middle East .  It has every right to exist.  We fully support Israel’s right to exist as a free nation within its rightful borders.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

__________________________

Bhupinder Singh Bhuri’s speech:

I am very thankful to the organizers of this Rally for giving me an opportunity to speak before all of you.

I express my thanks to America because America has given us full freedom to follow our religion and liberty of thought.  America has gives us the freedom to pursue any profession we want.

At the moment, Israeli is under attack from all directions.  We have come here to express our  sympathy with our Israeli brothers and sisters.  Like the Jewish people, we Sikhs were the victims of Islamic terrorism for the last 500 years.  Hence, we understand and appreciate your pain, insecurity and anguish.  We have assembled here to awaken and educate American citizens about the menace of terrorism.

Radical Islam wants to dominate entire world.  They want everyone to surrender.  Islam – radical or otherwise.  They want to put the Islamic flag on White House.  They want to put the Islamic flag on 10 Downing Street in U.K.  They want to destroy Israel.  In this struggle for survival, we are with our Israeli brothers and Sisters.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, a couple of months ago thousands of our Sikh brothers were asked to pay special tax by the Taliban in Pakistan.  When they refused to pay the special tax, their houses were burnt and their businesses destroyed.  According to a report in the Times of India, as a result of torture by the Taliban, more than 5000 Hindus and Sikhs have fled Pakistan.

We Sikhs are a very peaceful  and law abiding people because of our religious teachings.   However, I would like to inform you that we Sikhs cannot and do not take injustice or cruelty lying down.  For the last five hundred years, we Sikhs have fought to protect India from the rapacious invaders who attacked India from Afghanistan.  These attackers looted, raped, and murdered thousands of innocent mean, women and children.  But we Sikhs never submitted to the injustice and cruelty!

What America is doing now in Afghanistan, we Sikhs had done 200 years ago and we had taught a befitting lesson to the terrorists from Afghanistan during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Lion of Punjab.  We Sikhs organized our armies then under his leadership and pushed all the Islamic invaders back to Afghanistan.  Under our Commander, the great General Hari Singh Nalva we attacked Afghanistan and defeated them and destroyed their morale.  We built a very powerful human wall on the western  front of India and insulated India from foreign attacks for ever.

One other incident I would like to tell you from the recent History of India.  In 1971, the Indian Army under the leadership of the valiant Sikh Lt. General Jagjit Singh Arora fought against the Pakistani army, defeated them, arrested over 90,000 soldiers and several generals,  and freed Bangladesh.  To date this has been the largest surrender of a singly army corps anywhere in the world.

My fellow Americans ye can learn many things from Sikh history.

Hindu Existence appeals : From the prevailing persecution of Islam and others, the Jews have established their own state of Israel out of a struggle for existence. Islam want to destroy Israel at any cost. From 712 A.D. to 1757, the Islamic invaders and their descendants tried their war best to finish Hinduism from Bharatvarsha (India). Their present legacy in Indian polity is still active to run down Hindu system in India even after a separation of  Hindu Mother land at the cost of Pakistan. The Mullahs in India still want a complete Pak-land in India by the way of Jihad. The problems of Hindus and Jews are same in facing  the onslaught of  aggressive and devastating Islam to these two ethnic groups, the Hindus in India and the Jews in Israel.

By the grace of Almighty Jews have earned their home land in Israel. Hindus in every corner of this world support it. But a home land for more than 828 million to 965 million Hindus of world is still un-achieved. It is Bharatvarsha. It is India. Hindus should declare India as a Hindu state. Hindus should fight for a Hindu Nation in India right now. The Islamic and the secular conspirators should be thrown out from the Himalaya. The Islamic aggression in India and Israel must be stopped at any cost. Hindus and the Israel must come together for their survival.

Hindus stand for Israel. Israel stands for Hindus. Hindu-Jews unity is a must to check the danger of Islam.

International Hindu and Jew Communities are requested to contact to propagate, help and support this cause in the addresses below :

hinduexistence@gmail.com

upananda.br@gmail.com

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Two Important Works on Hinduism

Posted by hinduexistence on April 23, 2010

Encyclopedia of Hinduism Launched

DELHI, INDIA: The much awaited Encyclopedia of Hinduism is finally out. After the deep research conducted by about 2000 eminent scholars for about 20 years, it came in 6,600 multi-color pages divided into 11 volumes. It is jointly published by India Heritage Research Foundation and Rupa & Co. and is first of its kind on Hinduism.

The first preview of this compilation was organized at the Vivekananda International Centre in New Delhi on March 25 in the presence of eminent scholars, bureaucrats, educationists and leading personalities of the country including former Deputy Prime Minister Shri LK Advani, former Union HRD Minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Shri Arif Mohammad Khan, former Governor of J&K Shri Jagmohan and many others.

Three volumes of the Encyclopedia are ready and eight others will be ready within a few weeks. It is a comprehensive compilation of the vast ocean of knowledge, history and experience that constitutes Indian culture. The content has been divided into different sections like art, Hinduism in global context, history, historiography and geography, language and literature, philosophy, polity, religion and spirituality, science, special institutions and movements, spiritual disciplines, scholarship in Hindu studies and women in studies.

Talking to Organiser, Sadhvi Bhagwati, secretary of the India Heritage Research Foundation and a disciple of Swami Chidanand Muni Saraswati who has been instrumental behind the publication of the compilation, said the Encyclopedia answers the questions people are often confronted with, like: What is Hinduism? Who is a Hindu?, etc. The historical details of Hinduism have been explained in various articles written by eminent scholars. More than 2,000 scholars have contributed in this publication.

Review of Encyclopedia of Hinduism

In March/April of 2010, on the holy banks of the Ganga in Rishikesh & Haridwar there is the greatest spiritual fair in the world, the Maha Kumbha Mela. Taking place every twelve years, the Kumbha regularly draws crowds of more than fifty million pilgrims from across the world. It is a time when the spiritual masters of all the different traditions and lineages come together to bestow their darshan and wisdom upon the masses. The Kumbha of 2010 will also mark a historic event – the release of the long awaited Encyclopedia of Hinduism, compiled by India Heritage Research Foundation. H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Sri Shankaracharaya of Kanchi Peeth, Swami Jayendra Saraswati, Swami Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Sant Shri Rameshbhai Oza, Sant Shri Morari Bapu and many more revered saints have already confirmed their presence at this auspicious event.

Celebration in honor of the upcoming and long awaited Encyclopedia of Hinduism was held at Cedar Gardens Banquets in Hamilton, NJ on October 10, 2009. The function was blessed by the presence of the founder of IHRF and inspirer of Encyclopedia of Hinduism, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji. He is the president and spiritual head of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India

The Encyclopedia of Hinduism has aptly been termed, “The Project of the Third Millennium.” Under the divine vision and guidance of India’s leading saint, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, the Encyclopedia will mark the first time in history that the vast panorama of Indian culture is encapsulated in one complete work.

India’s cultural heritage is multistranded and complex, forming an intricate tapestry of wisdom, insight and tradition. The timeless truths are available and beneficial to people of all religions, all faiths and all walks of life. Hinduism is not a dogma, but rather a way of life that brings depth, richness, integrity, understanding and meaning to our daily lives.

To encapsulate an entire cosmos in a literary portfolio is an enormous task. Nevertheless, under the divine inspiration of H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, the India Heritage Research Foundation has undertaken the divine and momentous challenge of publishing the first, complete, authentic multi-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism. This project will provide the first thorough and comprehensive compilation, integrating the vast ocean of knowledge, history and experience that is Indian culture.

Despite the influence of Hinduism across the globe, this spiritual tradition is widely misunderstood in the West. It has become imperative to provide an authentic, objective, scholarly, standardized and comprehensive source of reference and information.

The Encyclopedia will provide a better understanding of Hindu traditions, deepen inter-cultural dialogue and serve as a standard reference for students, teachers, seekers and anyone interested in the world’s oldest living tradition. The Encyclopedia will include approximately 7000 articles, ranging in length from 250 to over 5000 words, covering the depth and breadth of Hindu culture, tradition and civilization. The articles span twelve main subject areas: art, Hinduism in global context, history, historiography and geography, language and literature, philosophy, polity, religion and spirituality, sciences, social institutions and movements, spiritual disciplines, scholarship in Hindu studies and role of Hindu women.

The Encyclopedia has been prepared by over 1000 scholars all across the globe. Headquarters for EH were located at the University of South Carolina, Columbia where all articles from all satellite offices around the world were sent for approval and editing. Final operations of editing and review shifted to India in 2003. Under the guidance of Chief Editor Dr. K.L. Seshagiri Rao and Executive Editor Dr. Kapil Kapoor and Executive Editors in USA and India, the work is nearly complete. The articles have all been written and received by the Encyclopedia offices across the world and are now in the final stage of proofreading by Rupa & Co. publishers and the executive editorial team in Delhi.

The manuscript work is nearly complete, including the selection and matching of illustrations to articles.

Highlights of EH

First comprehensive Encyclopedia of Hinduism in history. Extensively researched & documented. Authentic, authoritative & illuminating. 12 main subject areas, 11 Volumes. 7500 original entries.Approx. 6 million words.Thousands of Illustrations. Cross referenced. Complete Index & Glossary.A product of the cooperative research of more than 1000 international scholars of Hinduism.

[ BY R. PADMANABHAN ]

For another great effort on Hindu Encyclopedia click here.>>


Hindu American Foundation (HAF) Issues reports on Hindu Rights around globe including Bangladesh & Pakistan

The Foundation’s sixth annual Hindu Human Rights Report details violations against Hindus in areas where they are minority – namely in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Trinidad and Tobago, in addition to Pakistan and the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir.  It also includes a Hotspots of Trouble section which includes coverage on Afghanistan, Australia and Saudi Arabia. The report provides detailed accounts of human rights violations are in the areas of violence against women, murder, ethnic cleansing, temple destruction, socio-political ostracization, disenfranchisement, discrimination and forced conversions.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 30, 2010: The annual Hindu human rights report was released by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) earlier today.

The 194 page report, now in its sixth year, entitled “Hindus in South Asia and the Diaspora, A Survey of Human Rights 2009,” is the only such report released internationally. Censuring eleven countries for either targeting Hindus to further religious and political agendas or failing to ensure equal rights and protections, the report is widely read by government officials and lawmakers here and earned spirited responses and denials from the American embassies of several countries indicted in the past.

“This annual report documents human rights violations of Hindus throughout South Asia and in countries that do not share values of democracy, pluralism and freedom,” said U.S. Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA) after reviewing the Foundation’s report. “By spotlighting which nations do not live up to these standards, nonprofit organizations like HAF stand up for the basic dignity and human rights for all people of faith and for free thought.”

“Our effort started with the belief that Hindu minorities were silent and unknown victims in Bangladesh, Pakistan and elsewhere, and documenting their realities has grown into a full time endeavor,” said Ramesh Rao, Ph.D., the Foundation’s human rights researcher and coordinator.”This year, the arrival of thousands of Hindu refugees from Bhutan brings a human face to the issues too many encounter simply because of their ethnicity and Hindu faith.”

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

In 1947, Hindus were approximately 25% of the population of Pakistan. Now, Hindus constitute less than 1.6% of the population. Pakistan officially and routinely discriminates against non-Muslims through a variety of discriminatory laws, such as blasphemy laws. On March 24, 2005, Pakistan restored the discriminatory practice of mandating the inclusion of religious identity of individuals in all new passports.
  • School textbooks continue to promote Islam and hatred and intolerance towards non-Muslims, including Hindus.
  • Islamists continue to extend their influence throughout the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), and other parts of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
  • Recurring reports point to an alarming trend of Hindu girls being kidnapped, raped, held in madrassas (Islamic seminaries) and forcibly converted to Islam.
  • Poor Hindus continue to be subjected to inhumane conditions through the bonded labor system.
HAF Recommendations
  1. Pakistan should remove all blasphemy laws.  Those imprisoned under blasphemy laws should get their day in court within a period of two weeks.  Long imprisonments without court appraisal constitute human rights abuse.
  2. Pakistan should reverse the 2005 decision mandating religious identification in passports.
  3. Pakistan should set up a Human Rights Commission and a National Minorities Commission to monitor the human rights condition and to enable minorities to enjoy the rights provided to the majority population.
  4. Pakistan should reform its education system in order to remove inaccuracies about other religions and promote tolerance and pluralism.
  5. The United States should demand that Pakistan stop supporting and financing all Islamic militant groups operating in the subcontinent.  The United States must end all military assistance to Pakistan.
  6. The United States should continue dialogue with Pakistan on the issues of human rights and religious freedom and dispatch a fact-finding committee organized by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to Pakistan.

Also see : >> Plight of Hindus in Pakistan & Bangladesh

posted by Upananda Brahmachari.

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Hindu Temples are under attack in Pakistan by fundamental Muslims. Hundreds of temples have been destroyed in Pakistan in last five years very silently.

Posted by hinduexistence on April 7, 2010

Land grabbers target Hindu temples in Pak

Input from Kshitiz Singhal and Sumon K Chakrabarti, CNN-IBN || Posted on Apr 01, 2010 at 18:49

New Delhi: Again the fundamentalists in Pak tried to demoralize Hindu Minorities by snatching their religious rights upon the nose of the tall talking of Minority Protection given by thre Pakistan Government.  After reports on gurdwara land being sold off to the army at throwaway prices, land grabbers in Pakistan are targeting Hindu temple properties. A Krishna temple was tried to demolish completely and 20 acres surrounding it was encroached illegally by Bashir Khaskheli, leader of a radical organisation, Jeay Sindh. By this time of present Govt. it could not be possible to ensure to protect the minority Temple and churches in Pakistan under the threat perceptions by the majority communities. Hundreds of temples have been destroyed in Pakistan in last five years very silently.

The owners of the land, Padma Puri, who also heads Karachi Panjrapor Welfare Association, was attacked when she resisted the building of boundary walls around the temple and acid was thrown on her body. Padma Puri said, “Some men with masks had acid thrown at me, my body got burnt.”

Padmapuri along with her husband Maharaj Kishan Chand are now fighting a lonely battle and even the Minister of Minority Affairs, Mohan Lal, in Sindh cannot provide them justice.

Maharaj Kishan Chand said, “We are Hindus and injustice is being meted out to us.”

CNN-IBN has documents which show that repeated requests made to the Pakistan Evacuee Trust Property Board has fallen on deaf ears.

In December 2009, CNN-IBN was the first to report on how Pakistan is selling off acres and acres of land that belongs to the country’s minority Sikh community, worth millions, at a throwaway price to the Pakistani army.

Even in the past, many temple lands were grabbed illegally and several attempts made to take the temple’s property back from the land grabbers have met with no success. Most ministers in Pakistan, including Hindu Ministers have refused to help in reclaiming the such land though all this is in clear violation of Pakistan’s own regulations of not putting up for sale the property of any religious place inside the country.

  • After publishing the news in CNN-IBN channel in India, various authorities and forums in Pakistan have started their play to sideline the issue in favour of the persecutors to achieve their goals. But everybody knows that there were 1500 big Hindu-Buddhists-Jain-Sikh-Ravidasa temples and shrines before partition of India in 1947. But now the numbers of Temples-Shrines came down to 300 at best as per the available record so far.
  • ( Important Reading : Hindu Temples-What happened to Them by Sita Ram Goel and Others. Volume-I and Volume-II)
  • Desecration of Hindu Temple in Karachi: Stop It. NOW!
  • There are/were  four important temples in Karachi specifically dedicated to Lord Krishna, Vishnu or Narayana. They are :Laxmi Narain Temple At Native Jetty Bridge, Queens Road Karachi. This temple is constructed on land facing the sea under the Native Jetty Bridge. It was constructed about 200 years back. In this temple, Festival of Raksha Bandhan (NarialPuja), Ganesh Chaturthee, i.e. Birthday of Shri Ganesh Deva and every Chand night is celebrated. It is a sacred place for performing death rituals of Karni (11th day rituals) and offering Shiradh of Pitras and for putting final Garba Murtis in sea water on the day of Nao-Ratree & Ganesh Chaturithi.
  • Swami Narayan Temple Opposite Kmc M.A Jinnah Road Karachi.
    It is a big Temple estate, surrounded by residential houses. It is an old temple building, which dates back to more than 150 years. In this temple, celebration of Swami Narain Jayanti, Sri Ram Navmi, Janam Ashtmi, Dasshera, Diwali and mostly all the religious festivals are celebrated by Hindus, within these premises, there is a temple of Guru Nanak where in every Chand Raat and the birthday of Guru Nanak, Wasakhee, days are also celebrated by Hindus.
  • Varun God (Radha Krishna – Sita Ram) Temple At Manora Cantt
    The temple is situated on seashore of Manora cantt. This temple is about 160 years old and designed perfectly as per Hindu Architecture. The temple is carved from a blackish marble. Apart of Varun Devta temple there is small temple of Shiv Shanker & statues of Hanuman & Sri Ganesh Mahraj are still in good condition. Sindhi Hindu Businessmen built this temple & renovated from time to time. After partition the temple was abandoned & illegally occupied by land grabbers.
  • Krishna Mandir- Frere town Clifton Karachi, which is believed to be destroyed completely. Any one could send any picture of this Temple? It is impossible now. But the media tried to misled the issue otherwise including PHP. Those who want to clarify the land grabbing of  Swami Narayan Temple Opposite Kmc M.A Jinnah Road Karachi, please say something about the non-existence of Krishna Mandir- Frere town Clifton Karachi.

Posted by : Upananda Brahmachari.

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Four-day Hindu Congress in Fiji.

Posted by hinduexistence on April 7, 2010

Sangam starts four-day Hindu Congress

SUVA, FIJI||Saturday, April 03, 2010

SOUTH Indians jam-packed the the National Stadium in Suva yesterday to attend the inaugural 84th convention of one of the biggest Hindu religious and charitable organizations in the country.

The ‘Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam (TISI Sangam) started its four-day convention with cultural dance items and the opening of the Sangam soccer tournament yesterday.

TISI Sangam Convention chairman Sadasivan Naicker said an estimated 12,000 members attended, which included those from the Western Division and outside of Suva.

Mr Naicker said they also had members from Australia and New Zealand present, including the Indian High Commissioner Professor Prabhakara Jha as chief guest.

Addressing the crowd in his opening speech, Mr Naicker said Sangam had become a household name for the South Indians in Fiji.

He said the Sangam aimed to render valuable services to the community in various fields of education and cultural activities.

“The lifespan of a human being is very short, we should therefore have a legacy behind us, let us not follow where the path may lead, but let’s make our own path and leave a trail instead, he said.

Mr Naicker said one such legacy whose footprints were still imprinted in the history of Sangam was their patron saint Sadhu Kuppuswamy, better known as the father of Sangam.

Mr Naicker said he hoped the convention would bring together all Sangam members in a stronger bond of fellowship and advised members learnt more about their rich cultural heritage and language.

The Sangam runs a number of schools around the country and also has an institution for student nurses.

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Malaysia sets up academy for Hindu priests, Move to increase the own number of holy men from Malaysia

Posted by hinduexistence on April 6, 2010

Malaysia’s 3,000 Hindu temples nationwide presently use 350 priests from India- AFP

Malaysia sets up academy for Hindu priests

(AFP) – April 5th 2010

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia has set up an academy to train Hindu priests in a bid to reduce the number of foreigners working in temples in the Muslim-majority nation, a newspaper reported Monday.

Human resources minister S. Subramaniam’s announcement came after the government rescinded a 2008 immigration ban on Indian priests aimed at cutting the country’s foreign workforce.

“With the academy, the community is also assured of qualified and accredited priests to perform various Hindu ceremonies,” the minister was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times newspaper.

“Prior to the setting up of this academy…there was no standardisation.

“Now, we are regularising every aspect of priest training and priesthood,” added Subramanian, who is also secretary-general of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), part of the ruling coalition.

He said the government-funded academy run by the Hindu Priests Association would help train, grade and certify priests for the 3,000 Hindu temples nationwide which presently use 350 priests from India.

Malaysia has launched plans to reduce its total of 1.9 million foreign workers. Indians form the third-largest workforce in Malaysia, with 140,000 workers, most hired by restaurants.

The conservative nation has been beset by religious disputes in recent months with a spate of firebombings against churches and mosques in January, triggered by a dispute over the use of the word “Allah” as a translation for “God” by non-Muslims.

The country also saw unprecedented protests in 2007 alleging ethnic Indians faced discrimination at the hands of Muslim Malays.

The rows have strained relations between Malays and minorities who fear the country is being “Islamised.”

About 60 percent of the nation’s 28 million people are ethnic Malay Muslims while the rest are mostly ethnic Indians and Chinese, who are largely Hindu, Buddhist or Christian.

Move to increase the  own number of holy men from Malaysia

Mon, Apr 05, 2010
The Star/Asia News Network

IPOH, MALAYSIA: An academy has been set up to train and accredit Hindu priests in the country in a move to reduce the number of foreign priests from India.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said the Government had been toying with the idea of setting up such an academy for more than 15 years.

“At present, there are people practising locally as temple priests with various types of training which are very confusing.

“With the setting up of an academy, there will be a national body to recognise and accredit the priests,” he said after launching the academy at Jalan Pasar in RPT Jelapang Tambahan here yesterday.

He said at present, there were 350 priests from India serving at various local Hindu temples in the country.

“But there is a need for thousands of priests,” Dr Subramaniam said, admitting however that the local Hindu community might take some time to get used to the idea of having locally trained priests.

Dr Subramaniam said the Hindu Priests Association would be in charge of the syllabus which had been drawn up after consultation with leading institutions in India.

He said under the syllabus, it would take five years to become a full-fledged priest.

“There are five grading, allowing those at each level to perform different functions,” he said, adding that, for example, those who passed Grade One could perform the worship ritual pooja while those with Grade Five could consecrate new temples.

Courtesy : AFP, ANN, Star News.

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“Why peaceful Hindu state Nepal was converted into a secular state,”… Manisha Koirala.

Posted by hinduexistence on March 27, 2010

Manisha unhappy with Hindu Nepal becoming secular state

Updated on Friday, March 26, 2010, 18:38 IST ||Zee News||PTI.

Kathmandu: Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala on Friday expressed here displeasure over converting Nepal into a secular state, saying there was no need to change the status of the Hindu nation.

40-year-old Koirala, the granddaughter of B P Koirala who was Nepal’s first elected primed minister, said the country never had any dispute over the issue of religion.

“I don’t understand why peaceful Hindu state Nepal was converted into a secular state,” she said talking to mediapersons in the capital.

Nepal was converted into a secular state three years ago by the Parliament.

“Nepal never had any dispute over the issue of religion. There was no need to change the status of the Hindu state as there was no problem in it,” she said.

Manisha, a strong supporter of monarchy, said she had great respect for the late Prime Minister G P Koirala, her grandfather’s younger brother, though she had some political differences with him.

He possessed a strong personality and was a dedicated politician, she said, adding he did whatever he thought was right.

Replying to a question on who should be the successor of Koirala, the Nepali-Indian actress said it is not necessary that his successor should come from the Koirala family.

The party’s next general convention will decide who will be the successor, Manisha said.

“There should be cooperation among the leaders of the party not competition, she pointed out.

When asked if she is in race for the party’s leadership, the actress said she has no interest in politics at this moment.

“I want to serve the country from outside politics,” she said, adding “I will work for the benefit of children and orphans in the country”.

She said her grandfather BP Koirala was her ideal in politics.

When asked about the possibility of the revival of monarchy in the country, she avoided a direct answer, saying “I am too small a person to comment on that”.

On her professional work, Manisha said she will work in Nepali film if she is offered a good script.

She warned that the failure to promulgate the new constitution by May 28 will be “disastrous” for the country.

“I wish the constitution will be drafted on time, she said, adding it will be disastrous if it is not completed on time.

When asked about her marriage, the Bollywood star said she has not yet decided on the matter.

However, she underlined that she would like to settle down in her homeland Nepal.

PTI

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Ramnavami festival celebrated World-wide.

Posted by hinduexistence on March 26, 2010

Rama Navami celebrated with gaiety and honor

Staff Reporter, The Hindu||Devotees throng temples and offer special  Ram Navmi poojas.

NIZAMABAD: The celestial wedding of Lord Rama and his consort Sita was performed at several Ramalayams across the district in a grand manner on Wednesday.

Devotees thronged the temples and offered special poojas since early morning in connection with the Srirama Navami. Hundreds of devotees attended the celestial wedding at the Sri Raghunatha Ramalayam atop the Khilla Indur here. Rama Navami was celebrated at Ramalayam, Subash Nagar in the town and at the historic Ramalayam temple at Dichpally. Devotees queued up to have the darshan of the Lord God at this temple.

<<Pic. Left . Religious fervour:Devotees at Raghunatha Ramalayam on Khilla witnessing Rama Navami celebrations in Nizamabad in Andhra Pradesh, INDIA on Wednesday.

Ramnavami festival celebrated across India.

Ayodhya/ Srinagar, March 24 (ANI): Devout Hindus in different parts of the country offered prayers in the temples on the occasion of Ram Navami, the birth anniversary of Lord Rama, on Wednesday (March 24).

At Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama in Uttar Pradesh, a large number of devotees took a holy dip in the River Saryu and visited temples to offer special prayers on the occasion.

Also hndreds of devotees visited the famous Kanak Bhawan Temple in Ayodhya.

“Hundreds of people visited the temple and sought blessings of Lord Rama. It is believed that if a person seeks the blessings of Lord Rama on this day, he attains salvation,” said Dev Morari Bapu, a priest at the Kanak Bhawan Temple.

In Srinagar, temples were lit with lamps to mark the occasion.

Devotees of all age groups thronged the temples even before the dawn carrying offerings of sweets, flowers and fruits. See Holy Dip in River Saraju in Ayodhya through ANI. Click here.

“We want to follow the teachings of Lord Rama. We want that there should be peace all around. I pray on this day that violence around the world should end and all the disturbances should come to an end,” said A K Raj, a devotee.

In north India, Ramnavami festival also marked the end of the nine days of the Navaratri festival, during which many devotees observe fast to honour the goddess Durga.

According to Hindu legend, Rama was born as an incarnation of Vishnu, the preserver of the universe, to eradicate evil from the earth.

Ram Navami falls on the ninth day of the first fortnight of the Hindu month of Chaitra, which usually falls in the month of March or April. (ANI)

Hindus celebrate Ram Naumi in Fiji.

Thursday, March 25, 2010|| Source: Fiji Times.

YOUNG people in the society have been urged to follow the teachings of Lord Rama so that they can live in a country free of discrimination

Hindus around the country celebrated Ram Naumi yesterday after nine days of prayer and fasting.

Ram Naumi marks the birth of Lord Rama who later ruled as king of Ayodhya in India.

General secretary of the Shri Sanatan Dharm Brahman Purohit Maha Sabha, Kamal Sharma said their message to youths during Ram Naumi this year was to follow the teachings of Lord Rama in their life. Pic. Right >> Somal Raju, 9, performs prayers during the Ram Naumi celebration at the Samabula temple in Fiji yesterday.

Mr Sharma said birth of Lord Rama and his life was about the end of evil and during his time as the ruler of Ayodhya he showed great concern to his people and saw everyone as equal.

“We learn from the Ramayan that he did not discriminate between people of any race of work of life and we believe that people, especially young people should always accept others as their friends. The question of race, religion and work of life should not matter,” he said.

Mr Sharma said youths were the leaders of tomorrow and during the nine days of prayer and teachings they encouraged the youths to refrain from discrimination.

“Ram Naumi is the first celebration in our Sanatan calendar and we want people to celebrate and practice the teachings too,” he said.

Devotees marked the end of Ram Naumi yesterday with prayer and offerings to the deities at their homes and at the temples around the country.

While some celebrated it at noon, others marked the end in the evening.

Hindu Existence wishes a very prosperous and holy Ram Navami to every viewers and supporters of this blog-site.

Hindu Existence demands Ram-Janam Bhoomi Temple immediately in Ayodhya.

Establishment of true Ram Rajya of Hindutva ideals in Bharat, not of the silly Gandhian and fraud concept.

Destruction of Political Ravans-Ten headed demons at any cost, who want Ravan-Rajya in India. End of all corruption and evils supported by Rome, Italy, Arab, China and America.

Declaration of Holidays  in India on Ram Navami and Krishna Janmastami.

Satya Palanam, Prajanuranjan, Lok-hita sadhana, Nari-Matru Suraksha, Gau-Raksha, Samaskriti Raksha, Dharma Raksha by the Rashtra as done by Marjayda Purusottam Raja Sri Ramchandra.

Raja Ram is the Universal King of Hindus. Every Govt. Office, Judicial section must put the picture of His Divine Lordship Pravu Ram.

Hindus start to destroy of all  inner and outer evils of Ravana with the power of Almighty Pravu Ramchandra. Jai Sree Rama.

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Discrimination against ‘scheduled caste’ Hindus continues in Pakistan, Low Caste Hindu Women and Kids Being Sexploited in Pakistan

Posted by hinduexistence on March 25, 2010

Low Caste Hindu Women, Kids Being Sexploited in Pakistan

Source : http://www.medindia.net/news ||Tuesday,March23,2010

A new study has found that the Hindus belonging to lower castes are unofficially declared as “untouchables” and are given a second-grade-citizen treatment. Their kids are made to clean the school premises and are forced to sit on back benches.

The study also found that Hindu women belonging to scheduled castes were the most vulnerable and considered “sexually available by men” of Muslim-dominated communities. Since the SC Hindus are economically weaker with no social support or political leverage in the community, their young women/ girls were lured into matrimony or abducted and wed through forced conversions.

“The abduction of young scheduled caste women is frequent and often reported in regional newspapers. And they are kidnapped or lured and then used sexually and sometimes abandoned after being kept in custody,” found the study.

According to the study findings, the “untouchable” Hindus were denied barber services and offered food and drink in separate crockery.

The report of the research carried out by the ‘Long Behind Schedule’ on caste-based discrimination in Pakistan, was released at the Karachi Press Club last evening.

“In schools, scheduled caste students are obliged to sit on back seats
, leaving the front seats for students from non-scheduled castes. Though they are not asked to do it on a regular basis, the practice has been in place for so long that it has become a custom. Scheduled caste students are also made to clean the schools,” the Daily Times quoted the study findings as saying.

The study was conducted in two districts of Sindh – Tharparkar and Umerkot – and two district of the Punjab – Rahimyar Khan and Bahawalpur – for one year. Besides, a survey was also conducted on 750 households.

The study was conducted on behalf of the International Solidarity Network (ISDN) and Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS) in collaboration with the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) and Thardeep Rural Development Programme (TRDP).

An overwhelming majority (79 percent) of the scheduled caste population said in reply to the survey’s questionnaire that they faced discriminatory treatment of one kind or another and the situation is the worst in southern Punjab. And, 69 percent of those surveyed said that their upper caste Hindu and Muslim neighbours either did not invite them to their social gatherings such as weddings, or if invited, they were served food separately.

This attitude was relatively more prevalent in Rahimyar Khan (87 percent) than in Tharparkar (60 percent), found the survey.

Discrimination against ‘scheduled caste’ Hindus continues in Pakistan

Source : http://www.nation.com.pk ||Monday,March22,2010

ISLAMABAD – Discriminatory attitude of the general public as well as Hindus’ upper caste towards ‘schedule caste’ Hindus is allegedly practised in different parts of the country as issues of separate eating pots in hotels; denial of culling at barbers shops and restricted permission of worship at Hindu temples are major contributory malpractices.

Among the 640 Hindu families including Bheel, Manghwal, Balmeeki, Aaria around, 527 families complained that they had to use separate pots in hotels in their vicinities and around 328 families said that they even could not visit the temple for worship, according to a survey conducted by ‘Scheduled Caste Rights Movement’ (SCRM) Pakistan.

The survey was conducted in different parts of the country – Lahore, Rawalpindi, Rahimyar Khan, Bahawalnager, Multan, Norowal and Bahawalpur – where scheduled caste Hindus are living in large numbers. The Survey was conducted among the members of the upper caste including Thakar and others who simply do not allow the lower caste Hindus to visit and worship in the Hindu temples,” said Chairman of Scheduled Caste Movement Ramesh Jaipal, while talking to TheNation.

Senator Khatu Mal Jeewan, however, said that the discriminatory trend was fast decreasing. “Though still it is somewhere in the rural areas yet the discrimination has very much decreased in the urban areas,” he said.
It is relevant to note here that the term “scheduled castes” emerged in political and constitutional history of Pakistan on November 12, 1957, when the Ministry of Law issued a presidential ordinance to declare certain non-Muslim castes as “scheduled castes.” While the Survey conducted by SCRM showed that children of “scheduled caste” Hindus ‘living in different vicinities are facing discrimination as out of 640 surveyed families 395 families complained of discriminatory attitude while children of around 124 “are not going to school due to different reasons including poverty, less trend of education.”

Among 640 surveyed families, 440 families complained that they had no right of culling from barber’s shop in their cities while 200 families said that they had no problem of culling in their vicinities.

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No Repercussion in India upon Torture, Torching, Killing, Abduction of Hindu-Sikh Minorities in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Posted by hinduexistence on March 23, 2010

Hindu-Sikh Minorities in Pakistan: The Vanishing Communities

by: Maloy Krishna Dhar ** on Saturday, March 20th, 2010

I was inspired to write this essay by a Pakistani journalist friend. Later, during a lecture tour in South East Asian countries, where Indian and Chinese origin minorities are also discriminated I noticed that the minorities are palpably anguished. The latest incidents of organized attacks by Bengali Muslims on hill dwelling Chakma tribals in Khagrachari areas firmed up my decision to chronicle a preliminary account of the conditions of the non-Muslim minorities in Pakistan. I had earlier written a piece on the plight of the Pakistani Christians. I have not touched upon the plight of the Shia and Ahmadiya (non-Muslim) communities in Pakistan, which require international attention. Not a single Indian Muslim religious seminary has so far condemned Pakistan for inhuman treatment of the Shia and Ahmadiya communities.

I am indebted to a member of the Pakistan Human Rights Commission and several young Pakistani writers who have boldly portrayed the pitiable condition of the minorities in Pakistan. Their voices are drowned in wilderness. The normal civil society members are also ashamed of these developments. However, I do not want to name them fearing visitations by the ISI goons.

Jinnah had said in his speech to the new nation created, called Pakistan, on August 17, 1947 to assure that his fiefdom, for which he fought relentlessly and even organized the Great Direct Action Pogrom of Calcutta in August 1946, to assure the national minorities, after 3 millions were killed in communal riots and several million escaped to the safety of Hindustan: “You are free; free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques, or to any other place of worship in the State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed-that has nothing to do with the business of the State…We are starting with this fundamental principles that we are all citizens and equal citizens of our State.”

People conversant with Jinnah’s rise as a rabid communal Muslim leader (Jaswant Singh’s white washing aside) know that Jinnah Kathiawadi lived by deceit and died in neglect (recall his Quetta visit, breakdown of his car on way to Karachi and apathetic attitude of the people in power). He was not even a practicing Muslim (a Shia), but pleaded fanatic Muslim causes. He never tried to rescue Muslim politics from the clutches of the maulanas. He was the person who boycotted the 1937 interim governments in the Central Legislative Assembly and Congress led provinces. He fabricated or organized the fabrication of charges against Congress’ ruthless suppression of the Muslims. One after another memorandum was submitted to the Governor General; all bundles of lies. The grand finale of Jinnah’s bunches of lies and prevarication included Calcutta pogrom in collaboration with Suhrawardy government, deceitful refusal to sign the Mountbatten Plan for partition, backing out from original agreement that Mountbatten would be the common Governor General for India and Pakistan and finally throwing a grand inaugural lunch on 16th August, a day of Ramadan (later shifted to dinner).

With such track record of prevarication, fabrication and falsehood Jinnah’s 17th August 1947 speech assuring the minority was then and even now treated as crocodile’s tears. If he were a democrat he would have not chosen the machetes to kill. He could not stop killing of the Hindu and other minorities in Pakistan even after he assumed the gaddi of the Governor General in true Hollywood style. Since Jinnah the Hindu minorities have continued to suffer in Pakistan and now they have become an endangered community. Those interested may read Jinnah of Pakistan by Stanley Wolpert and Mountbatten’s Report on the Last Viceroyalty, edited by Lionel Carter.

For which Pakistan Jinnah had struggled? His idea of Pakistan was limited to the vision of Dr. Iqbal-whole of Punjab, Sind, Balochistan, NWFP, FATA areas and Kashmir. He had no plan for Bengal and Assam and other Muslim majority areas in India. Later the Bangistan theory of Chaudhry Rahmat Ali propelled the Pakistan protagonists to amalgamate Bengal and Assam and create the eastern wing of Pakistan.

However, it must be said to the credit of Jinnah that in the absence of Dr. Iqbal and any other Muslim poet he could trust, he had commissioned a Hindu to write the original national anthem of Pakistan. India and Pakistan have another anomalous situation in common. Iqbal, the progenitor of Pakistan, had composed the national song Sare Jahan se Accha—. It is still used as one of the national songs. Jinnah, on the other hand had summoned Jagannath Azad, son of Lahore-based poet Tilok Chand Mahroom, just three days before the creation of Pakistan, to write the country’s first national anthem. It had stirred up a debate in that country. It is claimed that Jinnah sowed the seed of secularism by inviting Jagannath Azad to write the national anthem. However, Pakistan’s first national anthem composed by a Hindu was discarded by Pakistan in 1950. What a great disrespect to the father of the nation! Some leading Pakistani thinkers correctly said that Pakistan exists on the venom of anti-Hindu elixir.

Demographic distribution of Hindus in Pakistan
Demographic distribution of Hindus in Pakistan (source Wikipedia)

At the time of Partition in 1947, the Hindu population of Pakistan was estimated at approximately a quarter of the total population. For example, the population of Karachi, Pakistan in 1947 was 450,000, of which 51% was Hindu, and 42% was Muslim. By 1951, Karachi’s population had increased to 1.137 million because of the influx of 600,000 Muslim refugees from India. In 1951, the Muslim population of Karachi was 96% and the Hindu population was 2%. In 1998, the Hindu population in all of Pakistan was 1.6%, and the most recent census would certainly be expected to demonstrate consistent dwindling demographic trends and further diminution of Hindu population. ……………………………………………………


Hindu Children do not get admission into schools.

The migrating Pakistani Hindus in India also face various troubles to get long term visa.

Hindus are converted into Islam by force.

Hindu Girls & Women are abducted, molested & raped.

Hindus and Sikhs are forced to pay Jizya Tax by Talibans.

Hindu Employees are beaten to death in the factory complex.

Provocations against Hindus are inserted in the school text books.

Hindu children are forced to pray Namaz & generally called as ‘Kaffir Kutta’ – Infidel Dogs.

Hindu farmers and labours are forced to do their jobs as bonded labours, with very paltry payment.

80% of lands are snatched from the Kaffir Hindus to fortify total Islamisation of Pakistan.

The about 20% population of Hindus in Pak in 1947 came down to 1.6% in 1991.

Hindus in Pakistan are treated as 3rd Class citizens or not the citizen of Pakistan at all.

Ref : Tortured in Pakistan, Hindu migrants want to stay in India , Posted by hinduexistence on October 4, 2009 in (http://hinduexistence.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/tortured-in-pakistan-hindu-migrants-want-to-stay-in-india/)

Read details in http://www.maloykrishnadhar.com

Courtesy : ** Sri Maloy Krishna Dhar was an Top Official in Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB), Govt. of India and an eminent scholar and author on Intelligence and Socio-Political affairs. We are also indebted to Alertpak Blog.

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Returning to Roots. Reconversion into Hinduism from Converted Christians and Muslims.

Posted by hinduexistence on March 22, 2010

Over 2000 reconverted to Hinduism in South Gujarat

Valsad: As many as 2200 members of 384 families belonging to 23 villages in South Gujarat reconverted to Hinduism leaving Christian religion.

The converts mostly poor tribal rural people participated in reconversion ceremony held at Sutharpada near Kaprada of Valsad district in South Gujarat. The event was organized by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad whose national secretary Mohanbhai Joshi was present here.

Rituals to coming back to Hindu Dharma were performed under guidance of Bharuch based Omkaranada Swami. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad presented each reconverted Hindu a photo of Lord Rama, Mala and a copy of Bhagwad Geeta.

The reconverts said they were converted to Christianity by false promises given by Missionary.
Swami Omkaranandji announced his plan to establish an Ashram in this area hit by Christian Missionary. Vishwa Hindu Parishad Gujarat President Dilip Trivedi, Joint Secretary Lalit Suvakiya, Secretary Niral Patel, Ajit Solanki were present in the function among others.

Courtesy : Haindava Keralam.
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Politics in Pranayam. The atmosphere of anti-Indian-ness cannot be solved in adjustment devoid of Hindu Rashtravad. Part-I & II

Posted by hinduexistence on March 20, 2010

The confidence and constraints of Baba Ramdev. Politics of Pranayam towards a Ramrajya by Ramdev.

by Upananda Brahmachari

Part-I published on March 18, 2010 and Part-II on March 20, 2010

At first I bow down to Baba alike crores of  other believers who believe “only Baba can change any situation in India”.

In this changing scenario we just see the today’s (16th March 2010) coverages in the English electronic media  as seen in the internet that Baba Ramdev has completed the process to launch his Political Party still un-named through his apolitical social organ ” Bharat Swaviman Andolan” for a “Total System Change in India” rather than a “Convetional Political Change” in the States and the Center. For the last few years Baba rented the air with a slogan everywhere he went : Sattva badli bar bar, Bavasthya badalni hai iss bar, i.e. Change in Politics is a common thing. But we have to change the system this time. There is nothing pleasant situation for a common citizen for such a starvation free, corruption free, terror free, tension free healthy wealthy India  than an out-rightly degenerated  Bharat by the political extruders in all spheres. And in that direction Baba will set 543 MPs in the Parliament of India who will act as the Vikramadityas of the past. In a word the India and Indian parliament will be Judgment Seats of Vikramaditya again in the modern times. If true, surely the history will depict it as a ‘Golden era of Baba Ramdev’ in future.

Knowing fully well that ‘politics is not a childish game’, Baba plans ahead apparently slow but steady. But actually when to deliver, it will be perceived as deadly medium fast swing to bold out the opponents as the Bharat Swaviman Team Managers chalked out.

Then it is the strength of the Swaviman Team to ensure the success of the Total System Change so propagated and propounded by our revered Baba. But what is the structural strength  of this Swaviman Team ?

As I saw in the Astha Channel today (16-03-2010) that Baba delivered his lecture to the Swaviman Team of Rajasthan in Jodhpur in very inspiring way to invade all the lane, bye-lanes and localities of all the villages and towns to make members of Bharat Swaviman to materialize the proposed change in India. The target is simple : ‘We will have five-ten lakh (five in small dists and ten in big dists) members in every district in a year or two, and they will become a big deciding political force in 2014 parliamentary election. It will be a solid vote bank..,’ he said, speaking in Hindi. Babaji also depends on this strength of simple mathematics.

But in India the politics of money and muscle power, corruption and conspiracy or the convention and the conception do not maintain any mathematics or matrix. So, how much the strength of the huge audience in front of the Astha Channel or the large participants in each and every Patanjali Yoga or Swaviman Shivir (Ramdevji claimed that personally he trained up 3 Crores of Yog Sainiks/ Yog Warriors in different camps) would be useful to capture the political power or control the political power in India, is a matter of speculation and prediction. If Baba is to usher into an alternative politics in India, it should be in ground reality.

In reality three types of men generally come to Baba. 1) Health related : i. Patient, ii. health conscious, iii. interested in health occupations/health trainings. 2) Business related : To run Seva Kendra of Patanjali Chikitsahalaya or to run very profitable and highly prospective Ayurvedic  business in the brand name of Baba Ramdev and 3) Self-interested and opportunists. And from these three categories only 3% are interested in Politics. The Self- interested and opportunist group may jump to politics as a great follower of Baba, though they have fishy dedication and a little experience in it . But obviously there are some good exceptions in this general trend. There are good numbers of seekers and followers with ideals and dedications to this Yoga Guru. But most of them are not the Life members or the corporate members of Patanjali System. These genuine persons of erudite nature and varied experiences are disgusted by the self-interested and businessmen thronged into the closest circle around Baba. In other words, the power of Swaviman has already been vested in the grip of some businessmen or self-interested group or even under some section of political pressure group in some places to some extent. It is not the story of Rajasthan or West Bengal but such generalization has come up with a bitter reality. Where contribution of money is audaciously judged for grading the credential, some bitterness equates then with better-ness with no option.

When we talk about the betterment, we must emphasis the power to do better. In this connection Baba Ramdev has the inequitable attributes of his own class of excellence. He is a good organizer, superb orator, confident propagator, master of his discipline of Yoga-Pranayam-Ayurveda and a non-defeating huge personality. As a self conscious person Baba should confident about his success. But he should not ignore the constraints before him.

Through an elimination method Baba tried to measure the challenges in opposition, in a speech some days ago. He told  the Netas (leaders) are already exposed for their out-right corruption. So, their challenges are finished as they will be summarily rejected by the patriotic people under Swaviman banner. The Abhinetas (actors) are not at all fit for the politics or administration. And the Players (Specially cricketers) are of no use of us as they are the partners of multi-national companies like pepsi or coca-cola, the enemies of the Nation. So the acceptance of these three types are gone in the garbage. Their fans will be disillusioned and now the Kathakars (Spiritual speakers) with their large followers may come under the consideration to take the lead to change of system in India. But many of them told Baba Ramdev, Baba tu hi le le. And accordingly Baba took the charge to lead Swavimani Bharat.

Oh! What a good situation if the whole Sant and Dharmik Samaj unanimously choose an unique leader like Ramdev. If the crores of followers of Art of Living of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar or the crores of followers of Santasri Asharam Bapu stand united to vote for Bharat Swaviman or like that name, and Baba may capture the magic number of 272 on his own. I am really exalted to think Sri Sri as the President of India and Baba as the Prime Minister. But all these are the ingredients of an absurd story-making, so far.

As far my little knowledge concerned……………………(to be concluded).

II

As far my little knowledge concerned the Saints are not getting their due weightage (as desired) from their holds in either in Congress or the BJP. In the cases of Kanchi Shankaracharya or Swadhvi Pragnya or Asaharam Bapu, nobody came to help them from any quarter in the prominent political arena. So they are frustrated in the conventional politics based upon the minority, totally rejecting the majority sentiments. Obviously the Santa-Sadhu Samaj are gradually getting a critical concern about the Ram-Janambhoomi Temple Construction, Cow Slaughter, Nirmal Ganga, Pilgrimage Tax, Insecurity of Hindus and Hindu Mutth-Mandir, all related to the Hindu sentiments. The exploitation of the Nation out of Corruption-Vrashtrachar by political leaders has also affected the gross Hindu sentiments by and large.

Consequently the formation of the groups of King-Makers or the Kings in the row, has been started in different shapes. As told several times by Ashoke Sinhalji or Dr. Togadia, that BJP is totally failure to save the interests of the Hindus, there is a dire need to build a New Hindu Party to see the Hindu National interest. In that connection Swami Satyamitrananda and Acharya Dharmendrji have initiated first. Vijay Kaushalji Mahraj and Santa Rajiv are active in another group. Some Santas and Akhadas are united under the leadership of Asharamji Bapu. Swami Ramdev has the connection with Sudarshanji Maharaj, Chidananda Muniji and Udashin Akhadas. Sri Sri Ravishankarji has connection with almost all the groups. The Aditya Vahini of Srimat Nischalanandaji Swaraswati is nowhere connected with anybody of the above groups, though they have the same thought of System Change and Hindu Vote Bank. They feel the importance of Hindu Vote Bank or the Hindu Politics. But it is yet to be a setting point of conglomeration of National Vote Bank (secular interpretation of Hindu Vote Bank) of thousands and lakhs followers of each prominent saints under the leadership of Baba Ramdev. Only the membership of Swaviman Andolan cannot be sufficient to capture the Political Power in India. It needs a political acumen also. We should understand that the Communists in India have their largest membership in all fronts (party, trade, office, industries, women, students, labours, privet, un-organized etc. etc. etc.), but they have a poor influence in both the Center and States. Moreover, the Shankaracharyas (4 Shankar Peeths and other Upa-Peeths) have been playing some roles in Indian Politics but they possibly reluctant towards a formerly Ramkishan Yadav and an Arya Samajist, who also perhaps discard the ‘Pancha-upasana‘ considered eventual for the Sanatanis and Dashanamis. So, still it is hard to digest, maine panga mol liya (I have taken the challenge) or Baba tu hi le le(Baba, You take the charge) as told by Baba in many times.

The endevour I put in the foregoing passages here is not to tarnish the image or the possibility of Bharat Swaviman or to damage the Political prospect of Baba Ramdev. But to point out the gulf of difference between the prospects such derived from the confidence gained by Baba Ramdev and the constraints before him. And that should be bridged up at any cost. But the widening of this gulf due to the over-confident “Swavimanists” is most dangerous than anything. In every photo session in Haridwar with Ramdev Baba, these Yog-Sikshak or Swavimanist patiently heard Baba’s farewell words. Ghar jake sona nehin ( Don’t take rest returning home). Each and everybody assured Baba for fighting hard. But these are the matter of words, not the matter of wars , as designed by their Godman Ramdev. They believe Baba will do everything and they are only to take the fruits.

Baba has already entered into a world hitherto unknown to him. The vicious circle of Politics and the black money will try to engulf him. Baba believes that he has well-wishers in every political party and social organization and they will help them. In the solid rock reality, I do not think that RSS will help Baba damaging the prospect of BJP. Congress men do not count Swaviman Andolan as a potential enough. Keeping the chance of seat adjustment wide open with BJP, Bharat Swaviman may find a good scope to unite some regional force like Hindu Janajagruti Samithi, Sanatan Dharma Raksha Manch in Maharashtra & Goa, Sri Ram Sene in Karnataka, Hindu Makkal Katchi in Tamil Nadu, Hindusthan Nirman Dal in Delhi, Hindu Samhati in West Bengal, Rashtriya Swaviman Andolan (Govindacharyaji) or Rashtravadi Morcha (Sardar Sarjit Singh Dang), and other likeminded organization. Otherwise it will be an uncontrollable row to manage a ticket of Ramdev with bundles of black money resulting a new opening of nasty drainage in Indian politics, defaming the “Saffron Image” forever.

With immediate effect Baba should declare his political Chief in every States with a band of whole timers for political affairs publicly. The key political persons of Swaviman in every District should be publicly declared afterwards without delay. Electioneering is a strategic war with opponents. It takes time. So finalization in the end of 2013 and declaration in the start of 2014 may be fatal. And most of the ‘Pravaris” and ‘Avaris’ to PYS (Patanjali Yog Samity) or BST (Bharat Swabiman Trust) enjoying the Bollero, Scorpio or Tata Safari from HQ and awfully busy with hectic schedule should be cautious, serious and pious. Yes, Baba wants a new dimension of value-based Politics once again in India. We should not be fraudulent to that. The people of India want to see an achieved Ram Rajya by Ramdev. (Concluded)

Writer can be contacted at upananda.br@gmail.com

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What is the fate of Hindu, Sikh, Minorities in Pakistan ? Abduction, Ransom, Rape, Murder, Annihilation ??

Posted by hinduexistence on February 26, 2010

Hindus feel the heat in Pakistan : BBC

Hindu Minority report from BBC

Pakistan is home to some 2.5 million Hindus officially (unofficial number is more than Double) , 95% of them living in the southern Sindh province.

Most are poor, low-caste peasants.

However there are also some successful upper caste businessmen. In Sindh, they are a hot commodity for bandits.

They lack the protection afforded to local tribal Muslims.

Whole tribes often go to war with one another in rural Sindh over any slight to their members.

That cushion is not available to the Hindu minority.

Protection money

In recent years kidnapping for ransom and armed robberies have multiplied in the area and Hindus have increasingly been the focus of attacks.

Hindus have to pay thousands of pounds to avoid kidnapping

Many pay protection money regularly to local gangs or influential figures. But in spite of this they are still targeted.

Santosh Kumar, a rice trader from Larkana town in upper Sindh, and his two brothers were kidnapped in separate incidents in 2006. They were later released after paying a huge ransom.

Another wealthy trader from the nearby city of Sukkur in Sindh, Sundeep Kumar, was kidnapped in 2005.

He was released after paying a ransom of over a million rupees ($16,000), according to local sources.

The ransom can sometimes go up to five times that amount.

But not all Hindus are as rich as Sundeep Kumar.

Last August, a youth, Ramesh Lal, was kidnapped. His relatives could not afford the ransom, and his body was later found at a police check post.

In the last three years at least five Hindu traders have been killed after being kidnapped or offering resistance.

“Powerful oppress the weak”

Ramesh Lal, a Hindu MP in Pakistan’s parliament says, “The Hindus are not as rich as portrayed.”

“Often the kidnappers ask a huge amount that the families cannot pay. As a result the hostages are killed.”

Even Hindu women and children are not spared by the kidnappers

The President of the Hindu council in Sukkur district, Mukhi Aishwar Lal says, “the powerful always oppress weaker communities… Hindus are weak so they are targeted.”

He relates how a few years back a Hindu family travelling by local bus were kidnapped by local bandits, while rest of the passengers were allowed to go.

Around that time some foreigners were also kidnapped in the same area. The police secured their release without any payment, but the Hindus were released after a huge ransom was doled out.

Such incidents increase the feeling among Hindus that they have no say in power and authority in the country.

Political apartheid

In Pakistan’s political system, the minorities, such as Hindus, Christians and Sikhs, remain outcasts despite represented in every major political party.

After Gen Pervez Musharraf seized power in 1999, he scrapped the controversial separate electorate system introduced former dictator Gen Zia-ul-Haq in 1980s.

Under the separate electorate system, non-Muslims could only vote for candidates of their own religion. Seats were reserved for minorities in the national and provincial assemblies.

Critics said Muslim candidates no longer had any incentive to pay attention to the aspirations of the minorities.

Gen Musharraf hoped to reverse that by the simple step of abolishing the system. But that appears to have failed.

Sudham Chand, a Hindu community leader who led a local campaign to scrap the separate electorate system was killed in broad daylight. His murder conveyed many a message.

The killers were not arrested. His brother later migrated to India.

Ramesh Lal, a member of the National Assembly, says that the restoration of the conventional electoral system is of little use if the minorities have no security.

And still, he complains, no one asks the minorities what problems  Pakistani Sindhi Hindu rape murhey are suffering.

Pakistan Hindu Post PHP reports :

Talibanised Pakistan – Real threat to Minorities & Womens

Talibanised Pakistan poses difficulties for  Minorities and women
(From May 2009 Archive).

With the strengthening of fundamentalist forces in Pakistan, women from minority communities, particularly Dalit Hindus face an uncertain future in the country. Discriminatory laws and the government’s failure to take action against societal forces hostile to minorities have fostered intolerance, says journalist Lys Anzia.

As violence continues between 4,000 Taliban splinter groups and Islamabad soldiers, Christian minority refugees, global rescue agencies and Pakistan’s own army leaders nervously wait to see who, in the end, will end up controlling the region. Some Christian women and their families will be forced to stay behind, as they have been unable to leave due to the expense of travel.

Minority girl from Sindh Province/ Photo credit: Alysha/ WNN

“Christian, Hindu and Sikh families have been forced to flee because the Taliban imposed on them jizia [a tax levied on non-Muslims living under Islamic rule],” said Catholic Archbishop, Lawrence John Saldanha, in a letter released by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India.

“Now minority communities in the province are forced to endure unemployment, intimidation and migration,” continued the Archbishop’s message.

Pakistan’s religious minorities

Minority religions and sectarian groups in Pakistan come from a vast collection of religious diversity, which includes Christians, Buddhists, Ahmadis, Zikris, Hindus, Kalasha, Parsis, Sikhs and Shia Muslim sects, including Ismailis and Bohras. Ethnic regional groups come from five different communities, including the Baloch, Huhajir, Punjabis, Pushtuns and Sindhis.

Although 25% of religious minority women are not considered disadvantaged, Hindu minority women who live on the bottom of society face many untold limitations.

A policy of “living invisibly” with family members is often the only answer for protection for many minority Hindus families who suffer under the great specter of poverty in Pakistan.

The most recent Pakistan 1998 census shows minority totals in the country to number somewhere between 11 to 13 million. Ahmadis, Christians and Hindus claim to have a population of four million each.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sikhs asked to pay Jizya to live in Pakistan

Posted by Krishna Kumar at 2:35 PM


Courtesy : Pakistan Hindu Post, BBC, YouTube, Times Now & Others.

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Beginning of a New era for the Hindu Mass Movement in Eastern India

Posted by hinduexistence on February 18, 2010

Hindu Samhati’s Second Anniversary Celebrations observed in a grand success.

by Bhupendra Bharati

In its grand success of the 2nd anniversary of Hindu Samhati at Shraddhananda Park in Kolkata, a strong 12 thousand Samhati supporters, activists and sympathizers participated in this mega event very with full enthusiasm and gusto. Hindu saints, prominent leaders, human rights activists from the different corners of India and abroad adorned the august dais to support and promote the rising force of Hindu Samhati, struggling for liberation of Hindu mass from the clutches of Islamic Jihadi force and pseudo-secular anti-Hindu political parties. The Hindus under the banner of Hindu Samhati strongly opposed the 10% Muslim minority reservation on religious basis and the heinous planning of Islamic encroachment upon Hindu life in Bengal in all respect.

The deprived Hindu masses came from all corners of Bengal, for the occasion to get a new energy from this spirited gathering for starting a new struggle for a new Hindu life with dignity, security and organizational advancement. Though it is a success to some extent, Hindus have to enter into a tough struggle to obtain Hindu freedom or salvation, as most of the speakers and dignitaries opined from the dais.

The program commenced with chanting Aum thrice, lighting of the traditional lamp and offering flowers to Bharat Mata and Swami Sharaddhananda, it made a spectacular show where Swami Pradiptanada of Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Swami Samjuktananda of Fiji Sevasharam, Swami Tejasananda of Bardhaman Tapeswari Kalika Ashram, Swami Uttamananda of Sanatan Dharma Prachar Ashram, Srimad Bandhu Gaurab Brahmachari Maharaj of Prabhu Jagabandhu Ashram, Swami Punnayalokananda of Bagula Ramakrishna Ashram, Br. Sunil of Manab Seva Mission sat beside Dr. Babu Suseelan of United Hindu Front of USA, New York, Pramod Mutalik of Sri Ram Sena, Sailendra Jain of Hindusthan Nirman Dal, Delhi, Vinod Jadav of Gau Raksha Samity, Bihar, Sunil Deodhar of International Human Rights Forum, Mumbai, Pandit Madhusudan Shastri & Ananda Arya of Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, W. Bengal and none other than Sri Tapan Kumar Ghosh, the President of Hindu Samhati. The meeting was presided  by Professor Haradhan Bhattacahrya. Chittaranjan Dey Gen. Secy. of Hindu Samhati performed as rapporteur of the occasion.

Total silence was observed for a full minute by passing a condolence resolution for the victims of terrorist blast caused by Muslim activists in Pune on 13th February, 2010, sad demise of military personnel in Jammu & Kashmir due to avalanche, many a departed family members of Hindu Samhati workers, and the sad demise of Anima Ghosh, the aged mother of Tapan Ghosh. Amal Bose vice President of Hindu Samhati read the proposal of condolence. In his speech Salinedra Jain compared Late Anima Ghosh as Mata Jeejabai as she inspired Tapan Ghosh till her last moment. And Mr. Ghosh appears as a Shivaji to fight against all anti-Hindu force in Eastern India.

In his maiden speech Swami Pradiptananda urged a new Hindu revolt in the east with a combination of the sacrifice of the Saints with the valor of the warrior spirit of the new generation Hindus. A mourning robe clad Tapan Ghosh emphatically stated that the political powers are only to exploit the Hindu society. Hindus now should not be mere onlookers. The struggle of Hindu Samhati will not be stopped anyway as huge support from the Hindu Society always comes from various corners. He read an inspirational message of Narain Kataria, President, Indian American Intellectual Forum, New York in the beginning of his speech. Dr. Babu Suseelan expressed his every support for Hindu Samhati from USA. He said Hindus all over the world will exist if the Hindus of India are strong and organized. Pramod Mutalik of Sri Ram Sena inspired the twelve thousand plus strong audience by telling the next struggle of Hindus will be vehement and it will not be unarmed as the Hindus of India are always facing torture by arms and ammunitions. The function was ended with the enthusiastic chorus of VANDE MATARAM in full. Upanada Brahamachari  efficiently conducted the dais for the successful progress of the meeting. Prokash Das of Samhati Sambad, the Bengali monthly organ of Hindu Samhati passed the vote of thanks to every concerned.

This rally surely ushered a new sunrise on the horizon of the Hindus’ collective life in the Eastern part of India to wipe out the mismanagement of the Hindu Organizations so far unsuccessful to build up a re-awakening of the Bengali Hindu mass.

writer can be contacted at bhupendra.bharati.uk@googlemail.com

Courtesy : HINDU SAMHATI.

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Marginal Hindus in state schedule get no protection in Pakistan. They are persecuted by Muslims.

Posted by hinduexistence on December 23, 2009

^^Members of the Hindu Bheel community show photos of girls who they say have been kidnapped and converted

Plight of Scheduled Caste Hindus in Pakistan

by Upananda Brahmachari

The plight and persecution upon minority Hindus by majority Muslims in Pakistan, almost cleared the minority Hindus from PAKISTAN through a barbaric ethnic cleansing  right from the period of  the ‘partition’ of  India in 1947. Experts say that there will be no Hindu in Pakistan just after 10 years from right now. The 16% Hindus in 1947 in Pakistan just came down to 1.86% as per latest census in 1998 [see statistics of Pak census] .

“Approximately, more than three million Hindus live in Pakistan, of which about 2.5 million are from the scheduled castes.The most prominent among scheduled castes are Meghwals, Odhs, Valmikis, Kohlis and Bhels. Famous Mannu Bhel case, which was taken by much revered chief justice of Pakistan, was of Bhel community.   Most of the scheduled castes live in districts Umerkot and Tharparkar in Sindh.

Former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz entered into political arena of Pakistan after winning the National Assembly seat from this constituency. Similarly, former chief minister Sindh Arbab Ghulam Rahim was also from this constituency. However, it is said that Jinnah was genuine in his concern for the low caste Hindus of Pakistan, but, things began to change after his death. Though, the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party has the largest vote bank of scheduled castes in Sindh, they are strangers in corridors of power in Karachi and Islamabad.

There is also significant presence of scheduled caste Hindus in districts Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab.

Amazingly, the successive governments in Pakistan have never disclosed the exact number of scheduled caste population, which in itself is creating ambiguity about realistic figures. The Scheduled Castes Federation of Pakistan (SCFP), an organization representing the scheduled castes in the country, has recently demanded that their actual numbers should be reflected and represented in political and legislative arrangements. In a letter written to the Constitutional Reforms Committee of  the Senate, this organization urged the government to conduct a census of Dalits, which were separate from upper caste Hindus, so that their precise number in the national population could be ascertained.

The term “scheduled castes” emerged in political and constitutional history of Pakistan on November 12, 1957, when the Ministry of Law issued a presidential ordinance to declare certain non-Muslim castes as “scheduled castes.” Accordingly, 40 castes were added to this schedule.  The ordinance was called the Scheduled Castes (Declaration) Ordinance, 1957. It was declared that these scheduled castes would be given some special status in population welfare matters, e.g. allocation of reserved quota for them was assured. However, this quota was never implemented in letter and spirit till 1998, when this law was revoked in regrettable circumstances. Due to lack of constitutional protection, the scheduled castes’ representation in legislature, judiciary, government services and education has been miserable.

These scheduled caste communities are the majority in the minority but they are mostly neglected by the upper caste Hindus and feudal lords. According to any standard of living, they are the most deprived community. The reason is there is no room for them in political hierarchy of Pakistan.  Though the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party has the largest vote bank in Sindh, most of the scheduled caste communities are deprived of basic human rights. According to unofficial estimates, around 75 per cent scheduled caste Hindus work as bonded labour. Most of these scheduled caste Hindus work as landless agricultural labourers and sweepers. A large number of their population work as tenants but some are also involved in the brick-kiln and leather works. They have been living in huts in rural areas of Sindh and Punjab since decades.

<<A persecuted Hindu with his daughter whose mother has been abducted by Muslim goons.

The Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan has announced that 2009 would be the year of focus on justice at grassroots levels. The much-trumpeted judicial activism in Pakistan may prove a gust of fresh wind for these poor classes.  In rural areas their huts are located in separate settlements outside the main village and they generally lack even basic amenities. They also live nomadic life, traveling from village to village in search of manual work. Many live in temporary structures in the land of landlords.

Land mafias in rural Sindh and Punjab often forcibly grab the land on which scheduled castes set up their huts.  In most places scheduled castes have no temples of their own. They have few places where they can burn their dead, and many of these are illegally occupied by local feudals. Majority of scheduled caste Hindus do not send their girls to school fearing that they might be kidnapped raped. Most of the scheduled castes do not possess national identity cards, the important document, which could give some realistic figures about their status.

In 2002, of the nine seats reserved for the Sindh provincial assembly for religious minorities, seven were for Hindus and only one for scheduled castes. According to unofficial reports Dalits, like other minorities in Pakistan are also victims of religious discrimination, by both Muslims as well as ‘upper’ caste Hindus.  Despite the Hindus being minorities in Pakistan, ‘upper’ caste Hindus continue to discriminate against the Dalits.” It is reported that the SC communities are refused entry into Hindu temples belonging to the ‘upper’ castes. Again the Peers and the Ulemas are proactive to convert the low caste Hindus into Islam under force and allurements. The majority Muslim people always target the minority Hindu girls and women for marriage or free enjoyment. [see some reports of 2006 from archive]

Hindu women in Somarho who have been converted to Islam>>

Obviously, there is a growing need for the establishment of a national commission in Pakistan to monitor the conditions of the scheduled castes Hindus and Hindus in general to save them as show-piece live exhibits in Pakistani Museums. In India, the Scheduled Caste (SC) leaders claim for the reservation of  Muslims of India in education, jobs, politics and economy. Even they advocate for the Muslim-SC unity for their political gain. These stupids must learn the lesson from Pakistan about the ravenous face of  persecuting Muslims when majority and the fate of totally ruined Hindus when minority.

India should raise its voice and create pressure upon the Pakistan Government for the protection of persecuted people of Indian roots. Many of the persecuted Hindus in Pak generally flee to India to take a refuge.

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Indian origin Hindu-Buddhists top foreign student enrollment in US

Posted by hinduexistence on December 18, 2009

Eminent Hindu Leader of  US Rajan Zed with Executive Board members of Duke University Hindu Students Association

Indian origin Hindu-Buddhists top foreign student enrollment in US


By  Upananda Brahmachari.

WASHINGTON D.C., November 16, 2009Report of Open Doors 2009 report on international students studying in the U.S., reveals that Indian origin Hindu-Buddhists combine are the forerunners among the foreign student enrolment in US, beating the numbers of Christians and Muslims this time like previous year.

The number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by 8% to an all-time high of 671,616 in the 2008/09 academic year, according to the Open Doors report, which is published annually by the Institute of International Education (IIE) with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This is the largest percentage increase in international student enrollments since 1980/81, and marks the third consecutive year of significant growth (with increases of 7% in 2007/08 and 3% in 2006/07). The total international student count exceeds by 14.5% the prior peak enrollment year (2002/03).

Again India continues to be the top place of origin for international students coming to the United States for higher studies for the eighth year in a row. Open Doors 2009 reports increases in foreign student enrollments from seven of the ten leading places of origin, and 19 of the top 25, with increases of more than 20% from four countries. India remains the leading place of origin for the eighth consecutive year, increasing by 9% to 103,260. Students from China, once again the second leading sender, increased 21% for a total of 98,510. South Korea, in third place, increased 9% to 75,065. Canada, the only non-Asian country in the top five, rose to fourth place with an increase of 2% to 29,697, surpassing Japan, now in fifth place after students declined for the fourth consecutive year, decreasing by 14% to 29,264. Taiwan remained in sixth place, with 28,065 students, a 3% decline. The number of students from Mexico, the seventh-leading sender, remained flat this year, with a total of 14,850.

Students from the four places of origin – India, China, South Korea and Japan, from leading five ( Canada in fourth place) – comprise more than 45 per cent of all international students enrolled in US higher education.

Top 5 Places of Origin of International Students, 2007/08 & 2008/09

Rank Place of Origin 2007/08 2008/09 2009

% of Total

%      Change
WORLD TOTAL 623,805 671,616 100.0 7.7
1. India 94,563 103,260 15.4 9.2
2. China 81,127 98,235 14.6 21.1
3. South Korea 69,124 75,065 11.2 8.6
4. Canada 29,051 29,697 4.4 2.2
5. Japan 33,974 29,264 4.4 -13.9

From the above it is evident that Indian students accounted for 15.4 per cent of all foreign students, followed closely by China (14.6 per cent) and South Korea (11.2 per cent).

A
s for total international student enrollment this time (671,616), the number of international students studying in the US has been increased steadily, with a remarkable growth of 7.7 per cent of the previous year’s total (623,805).

International students contribute $17.8 billion to the U.S. economy, through their expenditures on tuition and living expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Higher education is among the United States’ top service sector exports, as international students provide revenue to the U.S. economy and individual host states for living expenses, including room and board, books and supplies, transportation, health insurance, support for accompanying family members, and other miscellaneous items. Open Doors 2009 reports that 65% of all international students receive the majority of their funds from personal and family sources. When other sources of foreign funding are included, such as assistance from their home country governments or universities, 70% of all international students’ primary funding comes from sources outside of the United States.

It is a fact that Indian (HINDU) origins are contributing a substantial gain to the US economy including the human resource development with subtle intellectual assets to US. Obviously both the US Education and Economy are substantially strengthened by the aspirant Hindu Students as important contributors.

Institutions that have devoted more resources for international student recruitment trips seem to have concentrated mainly on Asia, with China, Korea, Japan and India as most popular recruitment destinations.

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