Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Website against Hindu harassment in Russia - Pl. circulate

feb 22nd

more or arch-whatever nikon and pals' 'good work' in russia.

nikon the camera company should sue him for hurting their brand image.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Guru
Please go through below article from IE.

Visit http://www.Defendrussianhindus.Org and send protest letters to Mayor
of Mascow and other authorities. Write to IE and other papers regarding
this struggle to create awareness. Please circulate this news among
friends and colleagues.


Website against Hindu harassment in Russia


Posted online: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 0233 hours IST

LONDON, FEBRUARY 20: A Hindu group based in the UK has launched a website
to coordinate worldwide communication on issues of alleged harassment of
Russian Hindus by the nations' Orthodox Church and the government.

The website, www.Defendrussianhindus.Org, launched by the Defend Russian
Hindus Campaign here, includes history of the harassment, latest news
about the campaign, press stories, presentations that can be downloaded,
and pictures and documents and contact details for sending protest

The campaign, launched at the House of Commons last month by
parliamentarians and members of communities, gathered steam after certain
objectionable comments were allegedly made against a Hindu diety by the
Archbishop of the Russian Orthodox Church. Reportedly, he also urged the
Moscow Mayor to stop construction of a Hindu temple there.

"There are over 60,000 Hindus in Russia with thousands of Indian and
Russian origin (over 10,000) in Moscow alone. However, the peaceful
community is being denied simple right to have a place of worship where
they can pray, counsel and celebrate their faith," said Ramesh Kallidai,
Secretary General of the Hindu Forum of Britain.

Supporters of the campaign include Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, who
recently handed a letter of protest to the visiting Mayor of Moscow, Yuri
Luzhkov. Minister for Europe Douglas Alexander has said that Britain will
discuss the issue with Russia.

A motion in the House expressing concern about the harassment and
extending support to the campaign has so far received support of 57 MPs.

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