Category Archives: Newz

Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission refuses to help Hindus on Parliament opening-prayer issue

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) appears to think that the Irish Parliament’s denial of Hindu opening-prayer request does not appear to be covered by its functions. Responding to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who had raised this issue, “Chloe & The Your Rights Team” of IHREC, wrote in an email: I regret to inform you that it ... Read More »

Western Australia Parliament turns down Hindu prayer request

Both the houses of the Western Australia Parliament, Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, have turned down requests to have Hindu opening-prayer in one of their sessions. On taking the chair at each sitting, Western Australia Legislative Council President and Legislative Assembly Speaker reportedly read the Lord’s Prayer, a well-known prayer in Christianity. Responding to prayer request from distinguished Hindu statesman ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge British Columbia firm to withdraw Ganesh-Lakshmi leggings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Salt Spring Island (British Columbia, Canada) based firm Hannah Stone Apparel for immediate withdrawal of leggings carrying images of Hindu deities Ganesh and Lakshmi; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesh and goddess Lakshmi were highly revered in Hinduism and were meant to be ... Read More »

Hindu mantras opened Albany Town Council in Louisiana

Hindu prayer started the day of Albany Town Council (Louisiana) on November 14, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Albany Town Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and the root ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge Kent sporting goods firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh polo-suit & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Whitstable (Kent, England) based online sporting goods store, Water Polo Shop, for immediate withdrawal of water polo swimsuit carrying the image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesh was greatly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be ... Read More »

Hindus, welcoming greenlighting of 1st crematorium, want Cyprus Govt. to strictly abide timeline

Hindus have welcomed the recent greenlighting of the first crematorium in Cyprus, but they are insisting that the Cyprus Government should be firm in having a fully functional crematorium within 18-24 months as stated. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that crematorium wait had been too long for Hindus in Cyprus where reportedly ... Read More »

South Australia Parliament rejects Hindu prayer request

Both the houses of the South Australia Parliament, the House of Assembly and the Legislative Council, have turned down requests to have Hindu opening-prayer in one of their sessions. On taking the Chair each day, South Australia House of Assembly Speaker and Legislative Council President (or delegate) read the Lord’s Prayer, a well-known prayer in Christianity. Lord’s Prayer has reportedly ... Read More »

Ireland Parliament turns down Hindu prayer request

Both the houses of the Parliament (Oireachtas) of Ireland, Dáil Éireann (House of Representatives) and Seanad Éireann (the Senate), have turned down requests to have Hindu opening-prayer in one of their sessions. As per Standing Orders, at the commencement of each sitting, Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann and Clerk of Seanad Éireann, in their respective houses, read the following prayer: ... Read More »

Northern Territory Legislative Assembly in Australia denies Hindu prayer request

The Legislative Assembly of Northern Territory in Australia has turned down a request to have Hindu opening-prayer in one of its sessions. At the commencement of each day in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly in Darwin, the Speaker or a nominee conducts a specified variation of Lord’s Prayer, a well-known prayer in Christianity. Mathew Bates, Clerk and CEO, Department of ... Read More »

Upset Hindus seek apology from Taylor Swift for trivializing their revered doctrine of “karma”

Hindu devotees, upset about Taylor Swift’s new song “Karma”, are seeking apology from her for trivializing their serious and ancient religious doctrine of karma, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that genuine seekers and devotees took the concept of karma very seriously; but Swift irreverently trivialized it for her mercantile ... Read More »