WHN Global Newsletter – 08 Feb 2015


Batu Caves (Malaysia): More than a million Hindus thronged temples throughout Malaysia on Tuesday to celebrate Thaipusam, a colourful annual religious festival in which many display their devotion by piercing their bodies with hooks and skewers.


The first Evangelists who set foot in India undertook a painstaking process of studying every single aspect of the Hindu society and identified practices, traditions, heritage, heroes, languages, grammar, laws, epics, prose, poetry, puppetry, sculpture, art, painting, dance, and drama that glued it together.

West Bengal :
 On the morning of 29 January, large scale violence rocked Usti market in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. More than 50 Hindu shops were ransacked, looted and gutted by a mob of rioting jihadis. Properties and cash worth more than a crore were looted from the shops belonging to Hindus.

It was amazing, exhilarating, miraculous and very satisfying to see Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji sitting on the specially created sacred stage in front to Lord Rama, Sita Devi, Lakshman and Lord Hanuman chanting and leading more than 2.5 lakh devotes who assembled from more than 30 nearby villages and many people from the rest of the Andhra Pradesh..

“SHIVOHAM – INNER.He is ‘Chit’ – Conscious, alive. He is ‘Ananda’ – Bliss, bliss of constantly being himself; bliss of constantly being himself. We picked a small selection of photos for you from the 21 Day SHIVOHAM Inner Awakening in Cambodia, below.

The 65-year-old Bedi, who has been pitchforked to a leadership role within days of joining BJP, also felt that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), “They( RSS) are very nationalistic. I would think here is an organisation which kept India together, which has kept India neat,” Bedi said.

A prominent Christian organization has accused the Church leaders of ‘misleading’ the Christian community vis-a-vis Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

R L Francis, President of Poor Christian Liberation Movement (PCLM) has alleged that the Church leaders were misleading the Christian members in Sunday Mass in Churches under Delhi Catholic Archdiocese by instigating them against the BJP, RSS and Narendra Modi Government.

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in New Jersey schools with sizable Hindu pupils

Hindus are urging New Jersey schools, public as well as private, which have significant number of Hindu students, to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a school holiday in their 2015-2016 school calendars and beyond.
Invitation 14 Feb (India – Kolkata) Hindu Samhati Rally Seventh Foundation Day

BHOPAL: Two days after Barack Obama nudged India to uphold religious freedom, Vishwa Hindu Parishad working president Praveen Togadia said India is no longer a nation of Hindus. Addressing a rally in Morena on Thursday, he said Hindus are being evicted from their homes in Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Bhopal. “Hindus are not secure anywhere in the world, including India,” he said

JFH West Bengal was set to launch to a large audience tomorrow, Sunday, February the 2nd.  However, days before the launch, violence broke out in the Indian state with Muslim rioters burning down houses and shops, killing more than two people and raping three women so far, still there seems to be a virtual media blackout.
 President of 

Patriots Forum,  D.C. Nath was superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India.

We have a bold statement and shall justify it to the hilt. Some of you might recall we had some time back written to the Centre (The Ministry of Home Affairs) on the subject. Of the four reports on June 7, June 13, June 18, June 20, (all in 2014), the one to the Union Home Minister titled, “Request for Appropriate Action on Burgeoning Growth of Foreign Finance-aided NGOs in India” sent out on June 13, 2014, was marked to the Union Finance Minister & PMO also.

I was on a trip to Bharat to take part in the Pravasi  Bharatiya Divas in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from January 7-9, 2015.  Then I went on to Mumbai. During my three-week sojourn, I met with several Hindu activists, BJP, RSS, VHP and other Hindu leaders.  I exchanged my viewpoints with them.  Here is what transpired between them and me

HINDUS believe in karma and Nihal Singh Agar’s ongoing dedication to exhibiting this has seen him be appointed a member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List. The Lane Cove resident received the award for his service to the Hindu community in Australia and fostering cross-cultural co-operation with a focus on medical education.


GHRD is outraged by the prolonged legal process during which Kajal is forced to stay with the perpetrator instead of being given the protection of a shelter home. The judge’s refusal to implement the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act in light of his improper application of Sharia law instead of Pakistani law is not legally grounded and, therefore, raises the concerns over judicial independence and impartiality.

Twenty-five years is a long time. But we must not allow the tragedy of Kashmiri Pandits forced into exile in their own country to disappear from popular memory. Never forget, never forgive !

Twenty-five years is a long time, it’s quarter of a century. So it’s not surprising that popular memory of a tragedy that occurred 25 years ago should have, over the decades, turned sepia.


It seems to be still undecided whether India’s huge population of presently 1270 million is a boon or bane. Occasionally one hears that the number of children should be restricted. Then one hears that it is an advantage that India has so many, especially young people. What is the truth?
Nandurbar (Maharashtra) : “Incidents of thefts and damaging of idols in temples are on rise. The Government is also looting people by taking over management of temples. It is an attack on Dharma and culture; therefore, there is need to undertake nation-wide movement against the same and Hindus should unite
Maoists (Communist Gorillas) destroy Hindu religious ashram in Visakhapatnam Agency

Maoists destroyed a religious ashram and a small home at Gudhalamveedhi village in the Visakhapatnam Agency area here, police said today.

Hindu Forum of Europe: Newsletter Jan 2015

A Happy New 2015CE. Hope it proves to be peaceful and successful for all.
HFE have been busy updating media and IT. Our new look website is now live. Please do take a look at http://hinduforum.eu. Hope you like the new look. Revamped facebook page is also more colourful and has our president and secretary in the shot https://www.facebook.com/HinduForumOfEurope . Constructive feedback is always appreciated.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a joint press conference with President Barack Obama that there should be no distinction between terrorist groups, and pressed for countries to fulfil their commitment to wipe out terror safe havens and bring them to justice. He said India and the US have agreed that there was need for a comprehensive global strategy and approach to combat terrorism.

“The leaders reaffirmed the need for joint and concerted efforts to disrupt entities such as Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, D-Company and the Haqqani Network, and agreed to continue ongoing efforts through the Homeland Security Dialogue as well as the next round of the US-India Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism in late 2015 to develop actionable elements of bilateral engagement,” a joint statement said after the talks.