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CASTE WATCH UK targets South Asian population with ambiguous data and terminology

April 4, 2010 |

By Anuja Punj Prashar

The target group for CASTE WATCH UK (founded in 2004) is the population group labeled as South Asians. Although they appear to target all South Asians their focused emphasis is upon the Hindu religion and those of Indian origin. The website tells us that “Caste is associated primarily with cultures of the Indian sub-continent” and the stated aim for the organisation is “to raise awareness of Caste discrimination in the United Kingdom and to strive for appropriate legal, social and democratic remedies”.

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Caste within the Single Equality Bill 2010

January 28, 2010 |

By Chirag Patel
Current Affairs Officer

caste within a single equality bill

The Single Equality Bill proposed to the government has created many concerns amongst the Hindu community due to the fact that some lobby groups with vested ‘anti Hindu’ agenda are pressing to include caste discrimination within the bill. This is due to the fact that references used by these groups are targeted at Hindus and Hindu scriptures.

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Hindu Students denied access to use Multi-Faith Centre for prayers

September 10, 2009 |

By Kajal Valani

NHSF President
 
 
One in six people in the world are Hindu. In the UK, when it comes to educational, economic or work sectors, the contributions made by Hindus to place individuals, groups and the government into categories of excellence far surpasses the contribution made by very many other faith groups. With all this in mind, one would think that Hindus would be treated just as equally as any other faith groups in a diverse and multi-cultural Britain today.

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Post-Hindu Attacks in Belfast

July 6, 2009 |

By Chirag Patel Current Affairs Correspondent, NHSF PR Team

  The National Hindu Student’s Forum (UK) (NHSF) are happy to announce that the Hindu Priest and his family in Belfast, Northern Ireland are no longer moving away from the area after … Read More

The Gurkhas Latest Victory

June 2, 2009 |

By Chirag Patel
Current Affairs Correspondent, NHSF PR Team

Gurkhas Victory

NHSF (UK) are proud to announce that, after much deliberation, all Gurkha soldiers who have served in the British Army for more than four years have gained the right to stay in the UK, as well as full pension benefits.

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Gangotri – the killing of another cow must drive us to unite for a common cause

February 11, 2008 |

The recent killing of Gangotri, a cow from the Bhaktivedanta Manor near Watford, is yet another reason why Hindus must unite and speak out to preserve and protect our Dharmic values. The killing of Shambo the bull earlier last year sparked controversy amongst Hindus who felt that the Government and authorities simply ignored core Hindu beliefs and values.

We come to two conclusions from a Hindu perspective: the first conclusion is that the bull or cow has died in sacrifice, giving its life for the greater good of humanity and other cows and bulls. This can be felt as godly and we must honour and worship this sacrifice. An alternative conclusion is that the cow could have been saved through a variety of treatments, and that such an alternative was simply ignored and that more Hindu must unite to find a common ground for change and ultimate preservation.

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20 October 2005 – Diwali Message from Tony Blair

October 20, 2005 |

10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA

 

 

I am pleased to send my best wishes to the Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities in Britain who are celebrating the festival of Diwali.

Diwali, the festival of Lights, is observed right … Read More