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    • Global HinduGlobal HinduHeritage FoundationHeritage FoundationGlobal Hindu Heritage FoundationGlobal Hindu Heritage FoundationChampioning the Global Preservation of Hinduismcontact@globalhinduheritagefoundation.orgwww.GlobalHinduHeritageFoundation.orgghhf@savetemples.orgwww.SaveTemples.org
    • Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) isformed to preserve, promote, maintain and protectHindu culture, Hindu temples, Mutts, Peethams,Endowments, Trusts and other institutionsglobally. To achieve this objective, GHHF will takethe necessary and appropriate actions against alllaws, policies, activities undertaken by anygovernment, that undermine the existence of theTemples The ultimate goal is to ensure all theHindu Temples and other Hindu institutionsbecome independent of state government control.GHHF MissionGHHF MissionGHHF MissionGHHF Mission
    • •• Revive and renovate old and dilapidated templesRevive and renovate old and dilapidated templesand bring back the glory and legacy.and bring back the glory and legacy.•• Take necessary and appropriate actions againstTake necessary and appropriate actions againstall discriminatory laws, policies, activitiesall discriminatory laws, policies, activitiesundertaken by any government, individuals and/orundertaken by any government, individuals and/orany organizations that adversely affect the Hinduany organizations that adversely affect the Hindureligion, Hindu Temples and other Hindureligion, Hindu Temples and other Hinduinstitutions.institutions.•• Raise awareness among Hindus about the fate ofRaise awareness among Hindus about the fate ofHindu institutions.Hindu institutions.•• Establishment of a ‘Hindu temple Governing body’Establishment of a ‘Hindu temple Governing body’comprising Hindus similar to Muslim Wakf board.comprising Hindus similar to Muslim Wakf board.•• Preventing illegal activity against temple property.Preventing illegal activity against temple property.•• Protect temples from Government takeover.Protect temples from Government takeover.GHHF GoalsGHHF GoalsGHHF GoalsGHHF Goals
    • PlightPlight ofofHinduHinduTemples &Temples &InstitutionsInstitutions
    • Can youCan youguessguess whatwhatthese are?these are?
    • You mayYou may NOTNOTrecognizerecognizethem!them!
    • HowHowaboutaboutthese?these?
    • Tirupathi TempleTirupathi TempleAndhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh
    • Brihadishwara Temple, TanjoreBrihadishwara Temple, Tanjore
    • Siddhi Vinayak Temple,Siddhi Vinayak Temple,
    • Sabaramalai Temple, KeralaSabaramalai Temple, Kerala
    • Virupaksha Temple, KarnatakaVirupaksha Temple, Karnataka
    • Jagannath Temple, Puri, OrissaJagannath Temple, Puri, Orissa
    • Kashi Vishwanath Temple, UPKashi Vishwanath Temple, UP
    • Vaishno Devi Temple, JammuVaishno Devi Temple, Jammu
    • Chamundi Temple, KarnatakaChamundi Temple, Karnataka
    • Kali Temple, CalcuttaKali Temple, Calcutta
    • Guruvayoor Temple, KeralaGuruvayoor Temple, Kerala
    • Kali Mandir, PatialaKali Mandir, Patiala
    • BadrinathBadrinathKedarnathKedarnathAmarnathAmarnath
    • All these areAll these areHindu TemplesHindu Templescurrentlycurrentlymanaged bymanaged bydifferentdifferent StateStateGovernmentsGovernments..
    • All these temples wereAll these temples wereflourishing beforeflourishing beforeState Govts. took themState Govts. took themover in the name ofover in the name ofbetter management ofbetter management oftemples by invokingtemples by invokingEndowmentsEndowments
    • TheTheResultResult
    • In the lastIn the last25 years…25 years…Due toDue toGovernments’Governments’mismanagementmismanagement
    • ““50,000 temples50,000 templeswill be closedwill be closeddowndownin Karnatakain Karnatakadue to lack ofdue to lack ofsufficient funds”sufficient funds”…… Sri Sri Ravi ShankarSri Sri Ravi Shankar
    • “Per Revenue andEndowments Board ofEndowments Board ofAndhra Pradesh, as ofAndhra Pradesh, as ofMarch 2005, AndhraMarch 2005, AndhraPradesh has 198,857Pradesh has 198,857temples, 147, 991temples, 147, 991churches and 175,959churches and 175,959mosques.mosques. 90% of mosques90% of mosquesand churches are newlyand churches are newlybuilt while the number ofbuilt while the number oftemples that existed fortemples that existed forthousands of years arethousands of years are
    • Temples under Govt. control:Temples under Govt. control: 34,44334,443AndhraAndhraPradeshPradeshTemples which cannot evenTemples which cannot evenafford to light a lamp:afford to light a lamp:30,000+30,000+
    • Temple Lands AbuseTemple Lands AbuseTotal Temple Lands: 420,000Total Temple Lands: 420,000AcresAcres20% of Temples Lands20% of Temples Lands(80,845 acres) are(80,845 acres) areencroached mostly byencroached mostly bypolitical patronagespolitical patronages ..40% of Temple Lands40% of Temple Lands(167,000 acres) are(167,000 acres) are leasedleasedmostly by politiciansmostly by politicians underunderAndhraAndhraPradeshPradesh
    • ““ In a period of 5In a period of 5years, 50,000years, 50,000(25%) temples(25%) templesclosed for want ofclosed for want offundsfunds (in Karnataka).(in Karnataka).Priests do not want toPriests do not want totrain their childrentrain their childrenanymore to be aanymore to be a……Report by Sri Sri RaviReport by Sri Sri RaviKarnatakKarnatakaa
    • Total collections at the Temples:Total collections at the Temples: 7272CroresCroresMoney spent on Temple Upkeep:Money spent on Temple Upkeep: 66CroresCroresMoney spent on Muslims for Haj:Money spent on Muslims for Haj: 5050CroresCroresMoney spent on churches:Money spent on churches: 10 Crores10 Crores……Sri Sri Ravi Shankar & India Today inSri Sri Ravi Shankar & India Today in20032003KarnatakKarnatakaaTotal number ofTotal number ofTemples:Temples:207,000207,000
    • EndowmentEndowmentAct abuseAct abuseby differentby differentstatestate
    • Only selected Temples are takenOnly selected Temples are takenover by the respective stateover by the respective stategovernments through Specificgovernments through SpecificShrine Act.Shrine Act. All well known HinduAll well known Hindutemples including those at Puri,temples including those at Puri,Kashi, Mathura, Ayodhya, Badrinath,Kashi, Mathura, Ayodhya, Badrinath,Kedarnath, Vaishno Devi, MumbaiKedarnath, Vaishno Devi, Mumbai(Shree Siddhi Vinayak Temple),(Shree Siddhi Vinayak Temple),Shirdi, Amarnath, Puri Jagannath,Shirdi, Amarnath, Puri Jagannath,Kamakhya Devi Temple are underKamakhya Devi Temple are underGovernment’s control.Government’s control.Plight of Temples in North IndianPlight of Temples in North IndianPlight of Temples in North IndianPlight of Temples in North Indian
    • No state governmentNo state governmentsince independencesince independencehas ever dared tohas ever dared totake over one singletake over one singlechurch or mosquechurch or mosque ororjust one cent of theirjust one cent of theirvast land holdings. vast land holdings. 
    • The ProblemThe ProblemThe ProblemThe Problem•Most of the Hindus are notMost of the Hindus are notaware of the facts andaware of the facts andproblems related to Hinduproblems related to Hindutemples.temples.•There is no unified HinduThere is no unified Hinduvoice.voice.•There is no reliable sourceThere is no reliable sourceto provide authenticto provide authenticinformation.information.
    • The RamificationsThe RamificationsThe RamificationsThe Ramifications•Temples have becomeTemples have becomepenniless and most of thempenniless and most of themare on the verge of extinctionare on the verge of extinctiondue todue to CORRUPTIONCORRUPTION..•The corrupt includeThe corrupt includeGovernment, Politicians,Government, Politicians,Endowments officials,Endowments officials,private ownersprivate owners……
    • Most of theseMost of thesetemples or theirtemples or theirassetsassets will vanishwill vanishif immediateif immediatemeasures are notmeasures are nottaken!!!taken!!!
    • GHHFGHHFGlobalGlobalHindu HeritageHindu HeritageFoundationFoundation
    • GHHF TimelineGHHF TimelineGHHF TimelineGHHF TimelineGHHF, USAGHHF, USA was establishedwas establishedin November 2006 by a group ofin November 2006 by a group oflike minded HINDU activists inlike minded HINDU activists inUSA and had itsUSA and had its IndiaIndiaoperationsoperations startstart in Decemberin December20062006 i.e.,i.e., (HDPS) Hindu(HDPS) HinduDevalayaDevalayaParirakshanaParirakshanaSamithi,Samithi, India headed byIndia headed by
    • GHHGHHF
    • •So far GHHF was able to get 21 Stay Orders from High courtSo far GHHF was able to get 21 Stay Orders from High courtstopping the sale of Temple lands.stopping the sale of Temple lands.•Organized a protest during Sri Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s visitOrganized a protest during Sri Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s visitin Chicago with about 500 Hindus; met with him andin Chicago with about 500 Hindus; met with him andsubmitted 21 point Memorandum of Concerns. Video link:submitted 21 point Memorandum of Concerns. Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5EQV9-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5EQV9-vngI&feature=relatedvngI&feature=related•In June 2007In June 2007 Public FunctionPublic Function was conducted at Satya Saiwas conducted at Satya SaiNigamagamam to bring awareness to the public about theNigamagamam to bring awareness to the public about theplight of Hindu Temple.plight of Hindu Temple.•In June 2007 we appeared on Gemini TV’s Guest Hour toIn June 2007 we appeared on Gemini TV’s Guest Hour toaddress the Temple issues. Video link:address the Temple issues. Video link:http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6260659503313213353&hl=en6260659503313213353&hl=en•In June 2007 AP Government passed anti-Conversion lawIn June 2007 AP Government passed anti-Conversion lawaround major Hindu temples.around major Hindu temples.GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF Accomplishments
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF Accomplishments•Met at least 20 different Swamiji’s and Peethadhipathis toMet at least 20 different Swamiji’s and Peethadhipathis toupdate out efforts.update out efforts.•AP Government declared all 7 hills of Tirumala belong toAP Government declared all 7 hills of Tirumala belong toTTD. A year before AP Government attempted to take overTTD. A year before AP Government attempted to take over5 of the 7 hills.5 of the 7 hills.•AP Government initiated daily “Dhoopa, Deepa,AP Government initiated daily “Dhoopa, Deepa,Naivedyam” scheme to selected temples.Naivedyam” scheme to selected temples.•In July 2008 also we appeared on Gemini TV’s Guest Hour.In July 2008 also we appeared on Gemini TV’s Guest Hour.•In 2007 -2008 Maha Pada Yatra – I: Started from BasaraIn 2007 -2008 Maha Pada Yatra – I: Started from Basara(Adilabad District) on 16.9.2007 and reached Thirupathi on(Adilabad District) on 16.9.2007 and reached Thirupathi on25.1.2008 covering a distance of 3200 kilometers in 13025.1.2008 covering a distance of 3200 kilometers in 130days. 10,000 attended. Many Acharyas and othersdays. 10,000 attended. Many Acharyas and othersattended.attended.
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF Accomplishments•In 2008-2009 Pada Yatra-II: Started from Srikurmam coveringIn 2008-2009 Pada Yatra-II: Started from Srikurmam coveringa distance of 5500 kilometers in 200 days in 11 districts.a distance of 5500 kilometers in 200 days in 11 districts.15,000 people attended. Acharyas, politicians and Hindu15,000 people attended. Acharyas, politicians and Hinduleaders spoke on this occasion.leaders spoke on this occasion.•Maha Padayatra – III in Greater Hyderabad from SeptemberMaha Padayatra – III in Greater Hyderabad from September2009: The third Padayatra started on 19th September 2009 in2009: The third Padayatra started on 19th September 2009 inGreater Hyderabad City and expected to cover 3000 slumsGreater Hyderabad City and expected to cover 3000 slumsand 3000 Temples.and 3000 Temples.•In January 2010, we stopped the installation of a Cross inIn January 2010, we stopped the installation of a Cross inKatrenapalem, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh on a rockKatrenapalem, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh on a rockwhich many Hindus believe as sacred due to spring of waterwhich many Hindus believe as sacred due to spring of watercoming out due to Lord Rama’s arrow.coming out due to Lord Rama’s arrow.•Public Forum is being organized in Tirupathi on January 25,Public Forum is being organized in Tirupathi on January 25,2008 at end of Pada Yatra 1 and in Feb 2009 at end of2008 at end of Pada Yatra 1 and in Feb 2009 at end ofPadayatra 2. Many dignitaries attended and blessed thisPadayatra 2. Many dignitaries attended and blessed thisprogram that was attended by about 10,000 people each year.program that was attended by about 10,000 people each year.
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF Accomplishments•In June 2010, 15 people along with Sri Kamal KumarIn June 2010, 15 people along with Sri Kamal KumarSwamiji appeared on TV9 talking about theSwamiji appeared on TV9 talking about thecorruption, arjitha seva ticket scandal, Sri Kalahasticorruption, arjitha seva ticket scandal, Sri KalahastiRajagopuram collapse. (You can see on Video fromRajagopuram collapse. (You can see on Video frombelow links:below links:PART1:PART1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJqRW8fqF8ohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJqRW8fqF8oPART2:PART2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x8SGiltQ2Iv=9x8SGiltQ2I•Met with L K Advani, Ashok Shingal, Pravin Tagodia,Met with L K Advani, Ashok Shingal, Pravin Tagodia,Vedantam, B Dattatreyulu, Rama Jois, VenkaiahVedantam, B Dattatreyulu, Rama Jois, VenkaiahNaidu, Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, Chandra Babu Naidu, INaidu, Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, Chandra Babu Naidu, IV Subba Rao (IAS), Ramana Acharya (IAS),V Subba Rao (IAS), Ramana Acharya (IAS),Endowment Minister AP, Endowment Commissioner,Endowment Minister AP, Endowment Commissioner,and many officials to submit our request to work forand many officials to submit our request to work forrepeal of Endowment Act.repeal of Endowment Act.
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF Accomplishments•Submitted 15 recommendations to Minister for Endowment andSubmitted 15 recommendations to Minister for Endowment andTTD Executive Officer on May 28, 2010. They have accepted orTTD Executive Officer on May 28, 2010. They have accepted orimplemented the following:implemented the following:a)a)Government announced Sri Kalahasti Rajagopuram will be builtGovernment announced Sri Kalahasti Rajagopuram will be builtand completed by 2012and completed by 2012b)b)Appointed a Committee to examine all major Rajagopurams forAppointed a Committee to examine all major Rajagopurams forany structural damagesany structural damagesc)c)Investigated the Northwest Corner of Ananda Nilayam of LordInvestigated the Northwest Corner of Ananda Nilayam of LordVenkateswara TempleVenkateswara Templed)d)Removed the plants growing on Rajagopurams that may createRemoved the plants growing on Rajagopurams that may createcrackscrackse)e)Agreed to keep Gollamantapam at the original place andAgreed to keep Gollamantapam at the original place andstrengthen the structural base to prevent any possible collapsestrengthen the structural base to prevent any possible collapsef)f)Investigating the arjita seva ticket scam – State level VigilanceInvestigating the arjita seva ticket scam – State level Vigilancedepartment is investigating ( we request the case to be assigneddepartment is investigating ( we request the case to be assignedto CBI)to CBI)g)g)Increased the salaries of the ArchakasIncreased the salaries of the Archakash)h)Delayed granting housing plots to employeesDelayed granting housing plots to employeesi)i)Restore and stabilize Vakula Devi templeRestore and stabilize Vakula Devi temple
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF Accomplishments•In July 2010 GHHF stopped the sale of 5.24In July 2010 GHHF stopped the sale of 5.24acres of Thirumala Giri Sri Venkateswaraacres of Thirumala Giri Sri VenkateswaraTemple lands near Vijayawada.Temple lands near Vijayawada.•In Feb 2011, we stopped the removal ofIn Feb 2011, we stopped the removal oftortoise from Sri Kurmam temple in Srikakulamtortoise from Sri Kurmam temple in Srikakulamdist. In Andhra Pradesh, and one acre of landdist. In Andhra Pradesh, and one acre of landwas set aside for their preservation andwas set aside for their preservation andrehabilitation. The fund of Rs. 20,000 which wasrehabilitation. The fund of Rs. 20,000 which wasallocated for the maintenance of these tortoiseallocated for the maintenance of these tortoisein the first place, is being properly utilized afterin the first place, is being properly utilized afterGHHF’s efforts.GHHF’s efforts.•Filed 15 cases in AP High Court and got stayFiled 15 cases in AP High Court and got stayorders related to illegal sale of temple lands.orders related to illegal sale of temple lands.
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsDevalayam CD was released byPujya Sri Vijayananda TeerdhaSwami, the Junior Pontiff ofAvadhuta Datta Peetham ofMysore in March. TripleGunnies World Record holder,Ghazal Maestro Dr. GhazalSrinivas, rendered Singing andmusic compositions.GHHF Year end Report ofactivities and accomplishments– 2012
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsDr. GhazalSrinivas wasappointed asBrand Ambassadorof Savetemples ofGlobal HinduHeritage
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsSavetemples officewas opened withthree full timeemployees inKhairatabad,Hyderabad in July.Ghazal is the in-charge of the office
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsHonorable Sri CRamachandraiah, the Ministerfor Endowments Departmentwas invited to Dallas inAugust as a Chief Guest atthe International Symposiumon the Status of HinduTemples. With Dr. GhazalSrinivas as Chief Coordinatorof the Symposium, fifteenpanelists presented their
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF Accomplishments“Adopt a Temple” initiativewas announced by Sri C.Ramachandraiah, whopromised Dollar for dollarmatching grants to any bodywho would like to renovateold Temples in theirrespective villages that areunder the EndowmentsDepartment. GovernmentOrder (G.O.) is expected to
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsSaveTemples organizationunder the guidance of Dr.Ghazal Srinivas conductedON THE SPOT DRAWING byschool children of agesbetween 10-14 in 25schools about theirconcept of Hindu Temple.Twenty five (25) schoolsparticipated in Hyderabad.
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsFollowing therecommendation of Dr.Ghazal Srinivas, EndowmentsDepartment issued a G. O.declaring Karthika Purnimaas “Nadula Arthi“ Day. TheDepartment organized andcoordinating this initiative infifteen different on the banksof three sacred rivers –Krishna, Godavari and
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF Accomplishments
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsA lecture entitled “The Powerof Tolerance and managementtactics of KaryaSidhiAnjayneya Swamy” wasorganized at Alpharetta AdultActivity Center, Alpharetta,GA November 18, 2012. Thescholastic discourse wasdelivered by an eminentscholar, Sri C. L. Prabhakar,Professor of Vedas at HinduUniversity of America, Florida
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsSakshi TVhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLX3S7OL160Gemini Newshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qJw0shxGyEHMTV:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A24N7FGW2bIAppearance in different TV Channels:
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsVakulamata Devi Templediksha and demonstrationby Swami ParipoornanandaSaraswati was supportedby GHHF Ghazal Srinivasand the entire GHHForganization. Governmentagreed to Restore andForce TTD to agree to rebuildForce TTD to agree to rebuildVakulamata TempleVakulamata Temple
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsForce TTD to agree to rebuildForce TTD to agree to rebuildVakulamata TempleVakulamata Temple
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsReconversion of Dalits to HinduismReconversion of Dalits to HinduismSupport SwamiParipoornandaSaraswati inreconverting 200Dalits to Hinduism inOct 2002 and arrangespecial Darshan at
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsReconversion of Dalits to HinduismReconversion of Dalits to Hinduism
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsRatha Yatra to bring awareness to plightRatha Yatra to bring awareness to plightof Hinduismof HinduismSupport SwamiParipoornandaSaraswati in RathaYatra to bringawareness of HinduTemples and
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsRatha Yatra to bring awareness to plightRatha Yatra to bring awareness to plightof Hinduismof Hinduism
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsSatyanarayana Puja by 3000 Dalit HindusSatyanarayana Puja by 3000 Dalit HindusSupport SwamiParipoornandaSaraswati inconducting aSatyanarayana Pujaby 3000 Dalit Hindusin March 2013
    • GHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsGHHF AccomplishmentsSatyanarayana Puja by 3000 Dalit HindusSatyanarayana Puja by 3000 Dalit Hindus
    • • Started on 16 Sept, 2007 at BasaraStarted on 16 Sept, 2007 at BasaraSaraswati temple, AdilabadSaraswati temple, Adilabad• Ended in Tirupati on 24 January,Ended in Tirupati on 24 January,20082008……by Swami Kamal Kumarby Swami Kamal KumarCovered 13 districts – Adilabad,Covered 13 districts – Adilabad,Nizamabad, KarimNagar, Medak,Nizamabad, KarimNagar, Medak,Warangal, Nalgonda, RR dist,Warangal, Nalgonda, RR dist,Hyderabad, Mahabubnagar, Kurnool,Hyderabad, Mahabubnagar, Kurnool,Anatapur, Cuddapah, ChittoorAnatapur, Cuddapah, ChittoorPada Yatra - IPada Yatra - IPada Yatra - IPada Yatra - I
    • • Started in Sri Kurmam, Srikakulam onStarted in Sri Kurmam, Srikakulam onAug 16, 2008Aug 16, 2008• Expected to end in February 2008Expected to end in February 2008Covered Srikakulam,Covered Srikakulam,Vijayanagarm, VishakapatnamVijayanagarm, VishakapatnamEast godavari, West godavari,East godavari, West godavari,Khammam, Krishna, Guntur,Khammam, Krishna, Guntur,Prakasam, Nellore, ChittoorPrakasam, Nellore, ChittoorPada Yatra - IIPada Yatra - IIPada Yatra - IIPada Yatra - II……by Swami Kamal Kumarby Swami Kamal Kumar
    • DangersDangersto Hindusto Hindus& India& India
    • Public Holidays in India 2008Public Holidays in India 2008Public Holidays in India 2008Public Holidays in India 2008•Indian government has announced the publicIndian government has announced the publicholidays for all the citizens of Indiaholidays for all the citizens of India..•Christians, who comprise of about 3-4 percent,Christians, who comprise of about 3-4 percent,are given four holidays (Good Friday, Easterare given four holidays (Good Friday, EasterMonday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day),Monday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day),•Muslims, who comprise about 14 percent,Muslims, who comprise about 14 percent,celebrate Muharram, Milad-Un-Nabi (Birth of thecelebrate Muharram, Milad-Un-Nabi (Birth of theProphet), Id ul Fitr (End of Ramadan), and IdulProphet), Id ul Fitr (End of Ramadan), and IdulZuha/Bakrid (Feast of the Sacrifice).Zuha/Bakrid (Feast of the Sacrifice).•Hindus who comprise of more than 80 percentHindus who comprise of more than 80 percentgets only four holidays to celebrate theirgets only four holidays to celebrate theirfestivals – Mahasivaratri, Deepavali,festivals – Mahasivaratri, Deepavali,Vijayadashami, and Janmashtami.Vijayadashami, and Janmashtami.
    • Telling recent example inTelling recent example inTamilnaduTamilnaduIn Thondi and RasathipuramIn Thondi and RasathipuramMunicipalities (in Ramanathpuram andMunicipalities (in Ramanathpuram andVellore Districts), the local bodies wereVellore Districts), the local bodies weresecured by Muslims. Both Municipalitiessecured by Muslims. Both Municipalitieshave denied civic amenities, funds forhave denied civic amenities, funds forschools, garbage clearing etc., and sentschools, garbage clearing etc., and sentnotices in Urdu.notices in Urdu. Hindus wereHindus werebluntly told to convert tobluntly told to convert toAs India becomes Muslim and ChristianAs India becomes Muslim and Christianpockets, Hindus will have to eitherpockets, Hindus will have to eitherconvert or perishconvert or perishAs India becomes Muslim and ChristianAs India becomes Muslim and Christianpockets, Hindus will have to eitherpockets, Hindus will have to eitherconvert or perishconvert or perish
    • Hindus can end up as refugees or have toHindus can end up as refugees or have toaccept second class citizen status inaccept second class citizen status intheir own countrytheir own countryHindus can end up as refugees or have toHindus can end up as refugees or have toaccept second class citizen status inaccept second class citizen status intheir own countrytheir own countryToday halfToday half million Hindus aremillion Hindus arerefugeesrefugees for more than a decade infor more than a decade inKashmir. They are dying in largeKashmir. They are dying in largenumbers due to disease.numbers due to disease.Why can’t this happenWhy can’t this happenin other states as thein other states as theMuslim and ChristianMuslim and Christianpopulations increase?populations increase?
    • In the name of conversion, marriedIn the name of conversion, marriedHindu women were being preventedHindu women were being preventedfrom wearing tilak, mangala sutra orfrom wearing tilak, mangala sutra orflowers in their hair, the traditionalflowers in their hair, the traditionalattributes of married women in Tamilattributes of married women in Tamilculture; this was also impacting badlyculture; this was also impacting badlyupon the social fabric.upon the social fabric.Hindus will not be able toHindus will not be able tofollow their customsfollow their customsHindus will not be able toHindus will not be able tofollow their customsfollow their customs…AIADMK leader from Uppalam constituency in StateAssembly (New Indian Express, April 18, 2003)http://www.christianaggression.org/item_display.php?type=ARTICLES&id=1168270764… Sandhya Jain, Jan 14, 2007, Organiser article.
    • •Hindu Population in Bangladesh inHindu Population in Bangladesh in1947 was 30%1947 was 30% and now less thanand now less than7%.7%.•Pakistan, Bangladesh:Pakistan, Bangladesh: VestedVestedProperty Act makes the State theProperty Act makes the State theowner of all Hindu Properties.owner of all Hindu Properties.•Contrast this with India, whereContrast this with India, whereMuslims wereMuslims were 8% in 19478% in 1947 andandbelieved to be as many as 20%).believed to be as many as 20%).What is happening to Hindus aroundWhat is happening to Hindus aroundthe World is a Good Indicationthe World is a Good IndicationWhat is happening to Hindus aroundWhat is happening to Hindus aroundthe World is a Good Indicationthe World is a Good Indication
    • SolutionsSolutionsSolutionsSolutionsHindu Vote is SacredHindu Vote is SacredAn effort to propagateAn effort to propagateand inculcate in everyand inculcate in everyHindu to vote in a wayHindu to vote in a waythat protects the bestthat protects the bestinterests ofinterests ofHindu DharmaHindu Dharma
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    • What should the government do?What should the government do?What should the government do?What should the government do?•Renovate and repair all the HinduRenovate and repair all the HinduTemples.Temples.•Recover all assets of MinoritiesRecover all assets of Minoritiescreated by government money,created by government money,recover all resources that wererecover all resources that werespent on minority.spent on minority.•Special privileges - travel,Special privileges - travel,Renovation of & donation ofRenovation of & donation ofresources to Mosques andresources to Mosques andchurches.churches.
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