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 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 ...