Neighbors object to sacred Hindu symbols – get sued

A devout Hindu Akhil Tripathi had put up a Toran at the entrance to his home door, a common practice among many religions including Hinduism to place a sacred and blessed object at their condo home entrance. Unfamiliar with the object, the Condo association has passed a law requiring the Toran to be removed though some other symbols of a different religion can stay.

Akhil decided to have none of it and is now suing the Condo association for discrimination. 

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If you would like to support Akhil in hos fight, please visit the website listing the sale of the condos [here]  and register your protest.

A Hindu Textbook Controversy in USA

The basic complaint by Hindus, including the American Hindu Education Foundation (HEF) is that previous textbooks have given an inaccurate and disparaging portrayal of their religion. While there are many individual complaints the big three are: the emphasis on the caste system, making the Indo-Aryan Migration Theory seem undisputed, and changing ancient India to Southwest Asia.

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Negative stereotypes about Hindus

In any country or region, media plays a powerful role in influencing people’s beliefs and world views on a topic. If someone controls the message in the media, they have a disproportionate level of influence on what is generally believed as truth.

Unfortunately, the broadcast media in the US has been unintentionally or carelessly used to paint a bleak, negative portrayal of Hindus and their religion. I will get to the specifics in a bit, but first let me share some background information to set the context.

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How Americans came to embrace meditation

In the 1960s many Americans may have only known Hinduism through meditation, but the story of this country’s relationship with Hinduism is much longer and more complex. [Read more …]

Illinois and Iowa Senate-House open with Hindu prayers

India Post News Service

CHICAGO: On February 27 and 28 respectively, Illinois State Senate and House of Representatives in Springfield started their sessions with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. 

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