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Hindu News in Hindu Existence || Issue: 14th March 2012.
|USA 2nd leading destination for Hindu migrants
[Rajan Zed | USA | 12-03-12] United States of America (USA) is the world’s second-leading destination for Hindu migrants, after India; according to a new study by The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
The report, titled “The Religious Affiliation of International Migrants”, points out that Hindu migrants come mostly from India and Bangladesh and a much smaller numbers have come from the Pacific region known as Oceania (particularly Fiji) and the Caribbean (particularly Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana). USA has an estimated 1.3 million first-generation (foreign-born) Hindu immigrants, most of whom have arrived in recent decades.
Last year Channel 4 broadcast Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, a critically-acclaimed and RTS Award winning forensic investigation into the events of the last few weeks of the decades-long war between the government of Sri Lanka and the rebel forces of the Tamil Tigers (LTTE), presented by Jon Snow. It featured devastating video evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity captured on mobile phones by both victims and perpetrators – some of the most horrific footage Channel 4 has ever broadcast.
This footage featured atrocities committed on both sides but its most disturbing finding was of a series of war crimes perpetrated by victorious Sri Lankan government forces including evidence of sexual assaults on female fighters, the execution of bound prisoners and the shelling of civilians in what were supposed to be safe ‘No Fire Zones’.
|Ban on Road side Pongal Celebration: Case against 11000, Hindu Women in Kerala.Hindu organisation activists jointly stage protest march.
Monday, Mar 12 2012 IST |UNI
BJP, Yuva Morcha, Hindu Aikya Vedi and Shiv Sena activists jointly staged a protest march to the Fort and Thampanoor Police Stations which registered cases against 11,000 women who offered Pongala during the Attukal Pongala Festival.
The cases were registered following the Kerala High Court verdict banning roadside meetings. Tension prevailed in the police station area following the protest march by a large number of agitators as police used mild force to disperse them, police sources said.
Three Police officials were suspended in this regard, today.
SATURDAY, 10 MARCH 2012 00:32 | J GOPIKRISHNAN | NEW DELHI \ Daily Pioneer.
In the midst of the raging controversy over alleged financial support by foreign-funded NGOs to the anti-nuclear protests in Kudankulam, a recent Home Ministry report shows that such voluntary organisations are gaining massive funding from abroad for their activities in tribal-dominated States and North East.
According to the Home Ministry’s annual report of foreign contributions, approved by Union Home Secretary RK Singh on January 2012, as many as 2,325 NGOs are registered in the sensitive tribal-dominated States like Odisha, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. These NGOs received around Rs600 crore during 2009-2010.
|Women in politics: India ranks 105th far behind Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.PTI || New Delhi, March 08, 2012:
As the country celebrates Women’s Day on Thursday, data on parliaments across the world reveal that India, the largest democracy, lags much behind other countries including its neighbours such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal when it comes to women’s participation in politics.
With only 11% of representation of women in Lok Sabha and 10.7% in Rajya Sabha, India ranks 105th in the world, according to the latest comparative data released by the IPU.
While India shares the 105th position with West African country Cote d’Ivoire, it is ranked 85 places below Nepal and 53 places behind Pakistan. Even China at 60th spot and Bangladesh at 65 are well above India, according to the IPU data based on December 31, 2011.
Poppy produce can subsequently be used for deriving contraband, the proceeds from which will provide a dangerous financial boost to the rebels.
Worryingly, the strategy is also bringing the red rebels in closer liaison with Northeastern insurgents.
Intelligence inputs suggest Naxals have forayed into the upper reaches of Assam and have entered into tactical alliance with the insurgent groups from the North-East. The Naxals can exchange the revenues from poppy produce to procure firearms from the ultras of the North-East.
The Naxals have already been using weapons and communication sets of Chinese make.
|Hindu Forum agitation in Sweden in protrest of chain persecution upon Bangladeshi Minority Hindus.
Chitra Paul: Norsborg, Sweden : 26th Feb, 2012:
In protest of series destruction of Hindu temples in Hathazari and Nandirhat, Chittagong, Bangladesh on 9th and 10th Februaray last and the unbearable situation of persecution of the BD minorities there, the ‘Oikya Parishad ‘and the ‘Dharmish Ashwan’ of Sweden vehemently condemned the provocations and attacks of various Islamist groups upon minorities in BD and appealed to the good conscience to stop such nefarious activities.Along with some social groups and political members, the united forum raised their voice in favor of the persecuted minority Hindu, Buddhist and other minorities in the venue of 17 Hudingvegan, Norsnorg on 25th Feb, 1 pm.
The speakers condemned the rape and abduction of Hindu women, attack on Hindu temple and culture and fraudulent beef feeding to the Hindu students without their notice etc.
|Destruction of Kali temple in Tangail, Bangladesh.Report Hindu Barta dot com. Wed. 7th March 2012.
Two groups fought each other for a disputed land. As the matter was not settled the majority people comprising all the communities proposed that plot for a school.
But an unknown group broke the deity of the temple just beside the disputed land very unreasonably. Police and local administration visited the place and the local people filed a diary for that incident so far.
The Bangladesh Hindu-Bauddha-Christian Oikya Parisad has condemned the night attack on Hindu Temples in Bangladesh and wanted adequate police protection for the minority prayer venues and temples everywhere.
|Under a repeated threat, popular, SANATON dot COM Bangla website has been withdrawn by the moderators.
The most popular Benagali website, SANATON dot COM, dedicated to the propagation of Hindu Dharma, has been withdrawn from the web after facing continuous pressure, nuisance and even threat to murder to the web site moderators and the owners by the suspected Islamist groups. The site was started in Bangladesh and gradually earned a international fame among the Bengali hindu viewers and the researchers on Hindu dharma and Culture. The site was a exceptionally singularized site in its category.
Through a notice in the site, the site was stopped from 21st Feb, 2012 by the site manager. Read the source….
|Coin engraving ‘Lord Ram Darbar’ traced in Hindu Temple at Andhra Pradesh
VSK: 13/03/2012 : Bhadrachalam, Andhra Pradesh: Expected to be released in 1762, a copper coin dating back to the British era with images of Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman on one side was found in the hundi of the Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy shrine in Bhadrachalam in Andhra Pradesh.
The coin in the denomination of Rupees Two Annas Eight (Rs 2/8) was issued by the East India Company in 1762. The temple staff chanced upon the rare coin during the counting of hundi collection on Monday. They handed it over to the Executive Officer Bhadrinathacharyulu.
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