Australian Human Rights Commission accepts Parliament Hindu prayer issue after 3 denials

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has finally confirmed the acceptance of a complaint regarding refusal of Hindu opening-prayer in the Australian Parliament, after rebuffing the issue three times. In an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded this issue, AHRC Senior Executive Rachel Holt, wrote that the “Commission confirms acceptance of your complaint(s)”, against Commonwealth of Australia. “Please note that due to a large increase in complaints received and resource constraints, there may be a delay in actioning the complaint(s) of more than 6 months”, she added.…

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

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) seems to think that the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament’s denial of Hindu opening-prayer request is outside its current areas of work. Responding to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who had raised this issue, “Correspondence Team” of EHRC wrote: “we cannot help with the issue you have raised as it falls outside the areas of work we are currently focusing on”. Despite boasting of “Promoting and upholding equality and human rights ideals and laws” and self-proclaiming “Our job is to help make Britain fairer”,…

CBCI Laity Council Observes December 18 as National Minority Rights Day

Kochi: The Laity Council of the Catholic Bishops of Conference of India will observe December 18 as National Minority Rights Day and organize Minority Rights observance programmes across the country. These programmes will be organized under the auspices of the 14 Regional Councils of the CBCI and various laity organizations, said Chev. Adv V C Sebastian, Secretary, CBCI Laity Council. It was in 1992 that the United Nations declared December 18 as International Minority Rights Day. On the same day seminars and awareness programs will be organized with a view…

Edison Public Library and GOPIO-Edison organize a successful Diwali and Thanksgiving Celebration

Global Organization of People of Indian Origin Edison NJ Chapter (GOPIO-Edison, NJ) hosted the “Diwali & Thanksgiving” celebration at North Branch of Library in Edison, NJ. The event was fully subscribed, and the audience came with family and children to participate. This was the third successful event organized by GOPIO-Edison since it was relaunched in March 2022.  The program started with lightening of lamps by dignitaries including Edison Councilman Ajay Patil, GOPIO Edison Chapter President Pallavi Verma Belwariar and GOPIO Life member Dr. Ramesh Pandey. GOPIO-Edison Team members also joined to light the lamp. The Library Hall was beautifully decorated…

Union Coop Remembers the Brave Martyrs on Commemoration Day 2022

Union Coop affirms that Commemoration Day is an eternal memory that expresses pride in the sacrifices of the nation’s martyrs Dubai (UAE): Mr. Abdulla Mohammed Rafea Al Dallal, Managing Director, Union Coop affirmed that ‘Commemoration Day’, also referred to as ‘Martyrs Day’, which is celebrated on November 30 every year, is a source of pride for what the people of the UAE have done to protect the homeland, hoist the flag, maintain stability and peace in the region, and secure the people, by acting as an impenetrable fortress and an…

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 does not appear that the Commission’s functions are of relevance to your situation. Despite boasting “Our purpose is to promote and protect human rights and equality in Ireland and build…

Enjoy FIFA World Cup 2022 in styleat Mleiha’s traditional hospitality lounges

With football fever raging in the UAE and worldwide, Mleiha Archaeological Centre offers a unique world cup experience with specially designed ‘Personal World Cup Lounge setups’. Set in the backdrop of Mleiha’s spectacular naturalsetting, the lounges offer fans an unsurpassed opportunity to watch the matches of their choice while enjoying authentic traditional hospitality. There are two lounges, each with a seating capacity of 10guests. Created by digging a 4m x 4m square in the ground, the one-of-its-kind lounges seamlessly blend into Mleiha’s breathtaking landscape, creating a unique leisure experience. Each…

Hindus urge Cardiff’s New Theatre to drop culturally insensitive ballet “La Bayadère”

Hindus are urging the New Theatre in Cardiff (Wales) to withdraw “La Bayadère” ballet; scheduled for January 17-18, 2023; which they feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that New Theatre Cardiff, which claims to be “Most Welcoming Theatre in Wales” since 1906, should not be in the business of callously promoting appropriation of traditions, elements and concepts of “others”; and ridiculing entire communities. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that this deeply problematic ballet was just a…

Upset Hindus urge Kempinski Hotels to remove Lord Hanuman’s name from Bangkok bar & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging luxury Kempinski Hotels to remove Hindu deity Lord Hanuman’s name and symbols from the bar in its Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Hanuman was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not for selling liquor and beef. Inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for mercantile greed or other agenda was not okay, as it…

Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham hosted ALARM 2022

Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham hosted ALARM 2022 (Amrita Legion for Antimicrobial Resistance Management), a two-day hybrid Symposium entitled “Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance – Together We Can” at Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri Campus, Kollam, Kerala. The event was held in connection with World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, an initiative launched by the World Health Organization (WHO). The symposium aimed to spread awareness of the burgeoning antibiotic resistance crisis that threatens humanity worldwide. Dr Bipin Nair, Dean, Life Sciences, Amrita School of Biotechnology, has been recently appointed as the vice…