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AHAD Stand on Kamala Harris Debated

BOSTON—Readers of INDIA New England News blasted INE for publishing an article in which the World Hindu Council of America, known as VHPA, questioned the Hindu heritage of US Senator Kamala Harris and the Democratic Party Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris. The article entitled “World Hindu Council of America Leaders Question Hindu Heritage of Senator and Democratic VP Candidate Kamala Harris” was published on Oct. 20, 2020. Here are some readers’ reaction to the article: “Shame on you all f ...

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World Hindu Council of America Leaders Question Hindu Heritage of Senator and Democratic VP Candidate Kamala Harris

Source: https://indianewengland.com/2020/10/world-hindu-council-of-america-leaders-question-hindu-heritage-of-senator-and-democratic-vp-candidate-kamala-harris/ BOSTON—A group of Hindu Americans belonging to World Hindu Council of America, known as VHPA, American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) and HinduPACT are questioning the Hindu heritage of US Senator and Democratic Party Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris. “It seems to us that Sen. Harris, a self-acknowledged on-Hindu has now realized th ...

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AHAD Statemen on Kamala Harris Durga Meme

The following statements were issued by American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) and HinduPACT (initiatives of World Hindu Council of America) on Kamala Harris as Goddess Durga meme: Statement by Ajay Shah, Executive Vice President, VHPA, Convener AHAD and HinduPACT: “It seems to us that Sen. Harris, a self-acknowledged non-Hindu has now realized that in the battleground states, the Hindu votes matter.  So, Senator Harris is now rapidly discovering her Hindu roots.  Welcome home, Senator, ...

A small sign identifies the hamlet of Swastika, N.Y. When an outsider suggested the tiny northern hamlet of Swastika should change its name, town supervisors quickly rejected a change.
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Newsweek: Swastika, NY Town Board Votes To Keep Its Name, Cites Use In Hindu, Buddhism – Revised with AHAD Comments

Swastika, NY Town Board Votes To Keep Its Name, Cites Use In Hindu, Buddhism https://www.newsweek.com/swastika-ny-town-board-votes-keep-its-name-cites-use-hindu-buddhism-1533386 BY MEGHAN ROOS ON 9/21/20 AT 6:52 PM EDT The board members of a small community in northern New York decided last week to keep the area's controversial "Swastika" name after a visitor proposed a change earlier this summer. Swastika is an unincorporated area within Black Brook, a small town located in Clinton County. B ...

Newsweek: Swastika, NY Town Board Votes To Keep Its Name, Cites Use In Hindu, Buddhism

Swastika, NY Town Board Votes To Keep Its Name, Cites Use In Hindu, Buddhism Published in Newsweek on Sept 21, 2020  The board members of a small community in northern New York decided last week to keep the area’s controversial “Swastika” name after a visitor proposed a change earlier this summer. Swastika is an unincorporated area within Black Brook, a small town located in Clinton County. Black Brook’s town supervisor, Jon Douglass, told North Country Public Radio (NCPR) that the board di ...

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AHAD Demands that New York State Senate include the Nazi Hakenkreuz and NOT the sacred Swastika in New York school curriculum

American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) an initiative of World Hindu Council of America (VHPA), has issued the following statement on NY State Senate Bill SS 6648: NY State Senate Bill SS 06648 sponsored by Senator Todd Kaminsky (D) 9TH SENATE DISTRICT and co-sponsored by Senators Joseph Addabbo Jr (D) 15TH SENATE DISTRICT, Alessandra Biaggi (D, WF) 34TH SENATE DISTRICT, John Brooks (D) 8TH SENATE DISTRICT, and  David Carlucci (D) 38TH SENATE DISTRICT has a stated purpose to re ...

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India Palace Restaurant Break-In must be investigated as a Hate Crime

SF Reporter reports that, “The India Palace restaurant in Sant Fe, NM was broken into and phrases containing threats of violence and derogatory racial slurs were painted and pretty much destroyed. The wine racks were emptied, a statue of a goddess was beheaded American Hindus Against Defamation an initiative of World Hindu Council of America strongly condemns the vandalism of India Palace. AHAD requests FBI to investigate this as a Hate Crime.

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American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) Response to Wall Street Journal’s Article on Ankit Sharma’s Murder

American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) Response to Wall Street Journal’s Article on Ankit Sharma’s Murder March 5, 2020 On February 26, 2020, in a story, “India’s Ruling Party, Government Slammed Over Delhi Violence,” by Krishna Pokharel, Vibhuti Agarwal and Rajesh Roy, wrote the following about the murder of Ankit Sharma, a Hindu: Mr. Sharma was returning home when a group of rioters started throwing stones and charged into the street near where his house is located, his brother said. “They ca ...