Protests Over Sandals With Deities

NEWS INDIA-TIMES  PAGE ONE STORY 28 JULY 2000 ISSUE Protests Over Sandals With Deities By RAVI ADHIKARI Hindus, who passed by the display window of a shoestore in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, July 17, exclaimed He Bhagwan! (Oh My God), in shock mixed with anguish and anger. The store was selling footwear imprinted with the images of Shiva, Ganesha and Gayatri. For almost three hours on that day, sitting outside the display window of "$10 Express" on 82d Street, Jackson Heights, this repo ...

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Urgent Clarification Sought From Producers of “Xena”

AHAD Letter to the producers of the show: Urgent Clarification Sought From Producers of "Xena" American Hindus Against Defamation Representing several prominent Hindu organizations in N. America Sue May Pacific Renaissance Pictures Ltd. P. O. Box 90409 Auckland, New Zealand Dear Ms. May It has been brought to our notice that an upcoming episode of Xena : The Warrior Princes titled, "The Way" will depict God Krishna, revered and worshiped by hundreds of millions of Hindus. We have also been ...

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Portrayal of Shree Krishna on Xena : The Warrior Princess Raises Concerns of Hindus Worldwide

Producers of the popular TV show, “Xena: Warrior Princess” have cast Krishna as a fictional supporting player in an upcoming action episode - "The Way". The program, produced by Universal Studios, has Xena “seeking the help of the god Krishna to rescue Gabrielle and Eli from the clutches of the King of the Demons.” Hindus have voiced concern at this fictionalized portrayal of the revered Lord Shree Krisha. Our simple request to preview either the script of the episode or the episode itself, and evalua ...

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Letter from World Vaishnava Association: “Xena” World Vaishnava Association

Letter to the producers of Xena from World Vaishnava Association India: 146 Gopesvara Road, Dist. Mathura UP Pin 281121 United States: 3585 Red Dog Drive, Camino, CA 95709 February 21, 1999 Sue May Pacific Renaissance Pictures Ltd. P.O. Box 90409 Auckland, New Zealand Re: Xena: Warrior Princess Dear Ms May Thank you for taking the time to speak with me this afternoon, in spite of the fact you were on the road. The World Vaishnava Association (WVA) is an umbrella organization comprised o ...

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Owner of Karma Club Responds to the Protest

Shree Srinivas Reddy posted the following response on our guestbook regarding the protest. We leave it to the readers of this site to judge his words. I am one of the owners of Club Karma in Chicago and I would like a fair chance to respond. First, I would like to respond to the accusation that numerous attempts to reach me for my comments went unheralded. That, plainly put, is completely false. I have returned every phone call received on the subject promptly. First, all of you are passing judgement on so ...

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Club Karma Defames Hindu Dharma

Background Information / Press Release DRINKING, DANCING DEITIES: AN ATTACK ON HINDU DHARMA The latest trend in the Indian-American subculture is the rise of the Indian-theme bar and nightclub a place that combines Hindu deities and Indian art with the drinking of liquor, smoking, and dancing to the latest Western music. The American Hindu Anti-Defamation Coalition (AHADC) is shocked at this misuse of sacred Hindu symbols to promote nightclubs and alcohol-serving establishments. The latest club to foll ...

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Call for Action; Drinking, Dancing Deities: An Attack on Hindu Dharma

Thank you for exploring this site and not being satisfied with the corruption of Hindu ideals. The following press release explains the controversy behind the nightclub Karma and its denigration of Hindu dharma through the exploitation of symbols of divinity. Included are pictures of the Karma club in Chicago, IL taken during its opening week in August, 1997. As you can see, in an attempt to earn money from what is considered to be exotic in the Western eye, the owners of the nightclub--Srinivas "Sarin" ...

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AHADC Calls for Continuation of Protest since SONY has not yet apologized in writing and Major Stores Continue to Sell the “Nine Lives” CD

We note with great regret and dismay that the Hindu community has still not received any written apology from SONY Music for offending Hindus. Although SONY has changed most parts of its website, the promotional picture at this link still remains. We also note with great concern that the CD, which has offended so many Hindus has still not been pulled from the major stores that are selling it. We present here, a link to the apology by Aerosmith, which was sent to several news organizations. We were sen ...

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Draft Letter To Sony/Columbia

This is to advise you that your new Columbia release, Nine Lives has the CD cover which is a DISTORTED AND VERY INSULTING depiction of Lord Krishna, the Hindu God, whom millions of Hindus worship all over the world. It is clear that you and your artist distorted and defaced the original and UNIVERSALLY REVERED picture which shows Lord Krishna conquering the great serpent Kalinag. Your act of putting a face of a cat in place of Krishna's is not only outrageous beyond any measure but also very insulting to ...

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Sony/Columbia Disfigure Lord Krishna’s Picture on Aerosmith’s “Nine Lives” Album

We note with great regret and dismay that the Hindu community has still not received any written apology from SONY Music for offending Hindus. Although SONY has changed most parts of its website, the promotional picture at this link still remains. We also note with great concern that the CD, which has offended so many Hindus has still not been pulled from the major stores that are selling it. We present here, a link to the apology by Aerosmith, which was sent to several news organizations. We were sen ...