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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 r ...

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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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AHAD Announces Registry of Attacks on Hindus in USA

  April 6, 2017 The following statement was issue by Ajay Shah, Convener, American Hindus Against Defamation: There have been several attacks on the followers of Sanatana Dharma across the USA in past few months.  On February 22, 2017, two Indian software engineers, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani were shot in Kansas, resulting in Kuchibhotla’s death.  On March 2, 2017, Harnish Patel, a convenience store owner was shot dead in South Carolina and On March 3, Deep Rai, ...

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Protest Against Reza Aslan’s Hinduphobic “Believer” on CNN Gains Steam as Major Hindu Organizations Unite to Demand Apology from CNN

Date: March 11, 2017 The following statement was issued by Ajay Shah, Convener, American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) Protest Against Reza Aslan's Hinduphobic "Believer" on CNN Gains Steam as Major Hindu Organizations Unite to Demand Apology from CNN The following statement was issue by Ajay Shah, Convener, American Hindus Against Defamation. Led by the American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD), several Hindu Organizations have issued a joint statement against CNN demanding that it stop furt ...

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AHAD Protest Against CNN’s Believer with Reza Aslan

We join the protest by American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) to demand that CNN stops airing "Believer with Reza Aslan" show until practicing Hindu scholars have reviewed the content to ensure that it does not promote xenophobia and Hinduphobia. We note that within days of seemingly racially motivated shooting of two Hindu engineers in Kansas, CNN is unleashing a program that is certain to promote xenophobia, specifically, Hinduphobia. We the petitioners believe that this crass representation of H ...

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CNN’s Believer with Reza Aslan Promotes Xenophobia and Hinduphobia

Date: March 4, 2017 The following statement was issued by Ajay Shah, Convener, American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) CNN’s “Believer with Reza Aslam” Show Promotes Xenophobia and Hinduphobia The following statement was issue by Ajay Shah, Convener, American Hindus Against Defamation. Within days of seemingly racially motivated shooting of two Hindu engineers in Kansas, CNN is unleashing a program that is certain to promote xenophobia, specifically, Hinduphobia. The six-part CNN serie ...

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Protest the Caricature of Hindu Deities to Sell Alcohol in Austin, TX

  We the undersigned have recently noticed that your bar and restaurant, Whip In is caricaturing Hindu deities to sell alcohol. We find the imagery and labels you have used to brand your ales, Saraswatisaison Lakshmi Hefe Parvati Pale Ale RadhakrishnaWit the Ganesale the Kalidurgale the Gayatribrews Gayatrigrowlers have direct connotation to the names of the most sacred Hindu deities (representation of Hindu Gods and Goddesses), Saraswati, Parvati, Gayatri, Kali and Durga, Rama, ...

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Destruction of UNESCO Heritage Bujang Valley Site in Malaysia

Dear Sir, Namaskar! We protest the sale of planned demolition of Bujang Valley UNESCO Heritage and Archeological site by the Malaysian Government for housing development. Kadaram (Kedah) is part of the ancient King Raja Raja Cholan's kingdom. Raja Raja Chola built many temples in Kedah in the eight century, however the only surviving temple is in Bujang Valley. Bujang Valley is recognized as a heritage place which is older than Angkor Watt in Cambodia. The global Hindu community, led by Amer ...