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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 ...

Victory! – Papa John’s Yoga commercial is pulled

APR 30, 2020 — Due to efforts of all those who signed the petition and due to the efforts of individuals who worked in their own capacity and protested, Papa John's has pulled the commercial. Here is the statement from Papa John's "In everything we do, we’re guided by our values and our purpose that we love pizza and it brings us all together. We strive to demonstrate these values each day to create a people-first culture where truly everyone belongs. We are in the process of removing this commerci ...

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Ask Papa John’s to Immediately Withdraw Papadias TV Commercial “Yoga”

I support the petition by American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) and demand that Papa John's immediately withdraw the advertisement titled, "Yoga" which profoundly demeans the primordial and sacred mantra, AUM (OM) and practice of yoga.  More than a billion Hindus around the world, chant this sacred sound daily as part of their spiritual practice.  "Yoga" commercial trivializes and insults the spiritual practice of Hindus.  During the past weeks, hundreds of thousands of Hi ...

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AHAD / VHPA Decries Attack on Hindu Priest in New York

The following statement was issued by World Hindu Council of America (VHPA)    The World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) decries the attack on the Hindu priest, Swamiji Harishchander Puri in Queens, New York.  Swamiji, the priest at the Shiv Shakti Peeth in Glen Oaks, was walking down the street wearing his religious dress, clearly identifying him as a Hindu priest.    Speaking on behalf of VHPA and American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD), Ajay Shah, Vice President of ...

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AHAD Adds Global Hindu Voice to Protest Against Crass Australian Meat and Livestock Advertisement Depicting Lord Ganesha

For Immediate Release 9/21/2017 The following statement was issued by Ajay Shah, Convenor, American Hindus Against Defamation and Utsav Chakrabarty, Public Relations Coordinator, World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) AHAD Adds Global Hindu Voice to Protest Against Crass Australian Meat and Livestock Advertisement Depicting Lord Ganesha American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD), the most prominent Hindu organization against Hindu defamation joins the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of Australia’s protest against M ...

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Community Awareness Talk at Pittsburgh, PA Gurudwara by Sanjay Mehta

Namaste and Sat Shri Akal, We have brought our ancestral heritage, identity, cultural values from Bharat to America. It is important for us here in America to protect and preserve these values, our dignity, self-respect and of course our safely now and for future generations. There have been recently some hostile and unfriendly incidences happened with some of our community members. A software engineer Srinivas was shot to death in Kansas. One of our Sikh brothers was shot in his own driveway in Seatt ...

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Community Awareness Presentation in Pittsburgh by Sanjay Mehta

EKAL Fund Raiser Program, Pittsburgh - Community Awareness presentation - Sanjay Mehta Friday April 7, 2017 Namaste, I am going to share something with you now which is as important to us as EKAL prog. Ekal connects us to our ancestral heritage, identity, cultural values of Bharat. We have brought those culture values from Bharat to America. It is important for us here in America to protect and preserve these values, our dignity, self-respect and of course our safely. There have been some hostile ...

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AHAD Disappointed at CPWR Withdrawal from Co-Sponsorship of World Without Borders

AHAD Joined Coalition to Express Disappointment at Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions withdrawal from Event Commemorating Chicago's World Parliament of Religions, "World Without Borders" September 22, 2013 Dear Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions Trustee, We the undersigned write to express our profound disappointment with the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions’ (CPWR) withdrawal from co­sponsorship of the “World Without Borders” event to be held in Chicago ...

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‘Om’ on thongs invite Hindu ire

'Om' on thongs invite Hindu ire PTI | Feb 7, 2005, 02.41 PM IST Original URL: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Om-on-thongs-invite-Hindu-ire/articleshow/1013700.cms WASHINGTON: An American online store selling womens' undergarments featuring images of Hindu Gods and religious icons has angered members of the community who have demanded their immediate withdrawal from the website. In an ad for womens' thongs, Cafe-Press.com has on display hundred per cent cotton 'Hindu God Shiva classic ...

UK museum stops selling tissues with Krishna’s image

As the first Hindu anti defamation organization in the world, AHAD's impact has been felt globally.   Shyam Bhatia in London | December 12, 2002 20:26 IST Following protests from Hindus, one of Britain's most prestigious museums has withdrawn the sale from its gift shop of a brand of paper tissues that bear the image of Lord Krishna. The Victoria and Albert Museum agreed to stop selling German-made Sniff tissues after a complaint from UK's National Council of Hindu Temples. Bimal Krishna Das, a sp ...