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Surrey: Two male vandals shatter windows of Hindu Lakshmi Narayan Temple with baseball bat decorated with Sikh symbols

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Members of a Surrey temple are putting their place of worship back together after vandals shattered their windows with a baseball bat.
Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/members-stunned-after-vandals-smash-windows-of-surrey-temple-1.1338684#ixzz2XBHLKeyG

Members stunned after vandals smash windows of Surrey temple
CTV BC: Surrey temple’s windows smashed by vandals
Members of a Surrey temple are putting their place of worship back together after vandals shattered their windows with a baseball bat.

CTV British Columbia
Published Sunday, June 23, 2013 5:47PM PDT
Last Updated Sunday, June 23, 2013 6:54PM PDT

Members of a Surrey temple are putting their place of worship back together after vandals shattered their windows with a baseball bat.

Security cameras rolled as two men, each with bats in hand, walked toward the Lakshmi Narayan Temple on 140th Street sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Shortly after, a cloud of dust – presumably from a smashed window below – floats into the air before the men are seen disappearing into the night. Continue reading

President of Universal Society of Hinduism wants Quebec Soccer Federation disciplined on turban ban

Media Release: Hindus want Quebec Soccer Federation disciplined on turban ban

Federation de soccer du Quebec ban on turbans is unjust, Hindus assert.

WireService.ca Media Release – 06/04/2013 – Hindus are urging Canadian Government and Canadian Soccer Association to discipline Federation de soccer du Quebec for their turban ban, which they say smelled of intolerance and was not acceptable in 2013 world.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that statement of Brigitte Frot, CEO of Federation de soccer du Quebec, that Sikh kids “can play in their backyard…They have no choice”, was highly insensitive and she and the Federation President Martial Prud’homme should immediately apologize. Continue reading

Ron Banerjee wants refugee status for Imran Firasat

 

Ron Banerjee, director of Canadian Hindu Advocacy, says Imran Firasat faces certain execution if he is deported to his native Pakistan because of the film which is critical of the founder of Islam.

Canadian Hindu group wants refugee status for anti-Islam filmmaker
7:30 pm, January 3rd, 2013

Credits: Alex Urosevic/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency

SHAWN JEFFORDS | QMI AGENCY
TORONTO – A Canadian Hindu advocacy group is calling on the federal government to grant refugee status to a filmmaker being deported from Spain for his controversial film about the Prophet Mohammed.

Ron Banerjee, director of Canadian Hindu Advocacy, says Imran Firasat faces certain execution if he is deported to his native Pakistan because of the film which is critical of the founder of Islam. Continue reading

Pandit Roopnauth Sharma demanded to cease claiming to represent over 80% of Hindus in Canada

Pandit Roopnauth Sharma

Hindu ‘leader’ who supported Islamic prayers in TDSB and attacked plans
 to screen Muhammad film sent legal notice by other Hindu groups, alleging
 misrepresentation

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November 14, 2012
Pandit Roopnauth Sharma
President, Hindu Federation (Corp. #: 395890-6)
President, Federation of Hindu Temples of Canada (Corp. #: 001731061)
270 Export Blvd.
Mississauga, ON L5S 1Y9

Dear Mr. Sharma,
Re: Your representation as a leader for Hindus in Canada
I act for the United Hindu Congress of Canada (hereinafter “My Clients”).
I am instructed that you have been proclaiming yourself as the leader of Hindus in Canada, and
claiming to represent Hindus in Canada and in Ontario.
It is my Client’s position that you do not represent 80% of Hindus in Canada, as you have stated
in the past, nor do you represent any significant amount of Hindu Temples in Canada or
Ontario. Continue reading

Orthodox Christians and Hindus least criminal in Canada, Muslims score in third place

Non-Christian prison chaplains chopped by Ottawa
CBC News Posted: Oct 4, 2012 6:21 PM PT Last Updated: Oct 4, 2012 7:25 PM PT

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Reaction to non-Christian chaplains being cut from federal prisons

The federal government is cancelling the contracts of non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons, CBC News has learned.

Inmates of other faiths, such as Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jews, will be expected to turn to Christian prison chaplains for religious counsel and guidance, according to the office of Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, who is also responsible for Canada’s penitentiaries. Continue reading

Asian languages now account for 56 per cent of non-official languages in Canada, while just 40 per cent are of European origin

 

J.R. Almerol, a manager at Basha Foods International, says he has noticed that younger family members are less likely to keep up with their Filipino heritage by speaking the Filipino language Tagalog. The most recent census has showed an increase in second language speakers other than French.
Photograph by: Gavin Young , Calgary Herald

Rise of immigrant tongues makes Calgary a global city
Statistics Canada report says many speak Punjabi, Spanish and Chinese dialects
By Sherri Zickefoose, Calgary Herald October 25, 2012

J.R. Almerol, a manager at Basha Foods International, says he has noticed that younger family members are less likely to keep up with their Filipino heritage by speaking the Filipino language Tagalog. The most recent census has showed an increase in second language speakers other than French.
Photograph by: Gavin Young , Calgary Herald

CALGARY — Located along Barlow Trail in the city’s northeast stand two staples of Canadian taste: Tim Hortons and McDonald’s.

But tucked behind them, an international hub offers a different flavour of Calgary’s increasingly multicultural makeup. Continue reading

To Hon Jason Kenney from Canadian Hindu Advocacy

Subject: To Hon Jason Kenney from Canadian Hindu Advocacy
From: hindus@canhindu.com
Date: Thu, September 27, 2012 9:00 pm
To: jason.kenney@parl.gc.ca
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The Canadian Hindu Advocacy is a prominent representative of Hindus in
Canada.

Our organization has received valuable support from the Canadian
Immigration Report on issues of importance to our community, including
highlighting the genocide and victimization of Hindus at the hands of
Islam.

We believe that the Canadian Immigration Report recognizes, appreciates,
and acknowledges the benefits that Canadian society derives from the well
educated, prosperous Hindu community.

We encourage your office to maintain a constructive dialogue with the
Canadian Immigration Report, in the interests of streamlining and
optimizing our immigration system.

Barring this organization from participation in the House of Commons
Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration may be counter
productive, and we discourage such censorship.

Regards
Ron Banerjee
Director, Canadian Hindu Advocacy

Statement from Hindu Institute of Learning (HIL) concerning the proposed screening of the film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ in Canada

The President and senior directors of the Hindu Institute of Learning (HIL)  issue the following statement concerning the proposed screening of the film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ in Canada

In regards to the current debate on the proposed screening of ‘Innocence of Islam’, the Hindu Institute of Learning would like to highlight this: The Hindu tradition of transparency, practiced through the millennia, encourages freedom of expression and promotes self-criticism as well as criticism by others, even when the criticism lebelled against Hinduism is often unfounded in distorted portrayals, while the process is replete in history by unprovoked violence perpetrated by fundamentalistic, genocidal attempts in history continuing to this very day.

The civil Hindu way, however, has, by and large, not accommodated reciprocity of violence on the innocent civilians in its turn, even at the cost of it being perceived as the way of the weak.

Keeping the above in perspective, the Institute would expect equal tolerance for criticism and discussion from the other religions across the board, without the followers resorting to any form of violent reactions on their part, in conformity with the secular pluralistic values of the twenty first century.

 

Basu Bose, Director, HIL
E-m: bbose9177@rogers.com

Toronto’s Hindu schism: Pandit Roopnauth Sharma says Ron Banerjee’s group “does not represent the Hindu community by any means”

 

Pundit Roopnath Sharma congratulated those involved in allowing Muslims students to pray on campus in the mosqueteria case.

Prominent Canadian Hindu leader denounces decision to show anti-Muslim movie

Ron Banerjee said that Muslim prayer sessions in public schools interfere with the students’ education.

Published on Saturday September 15, 2012
Touria Izri 
Staff Reporter

A prominent member of the Hindu community has denounced a Toronto Hindu group’s decision to screen the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked riots throughout the Middle East.

“I can see no reason for showing the film in light of what is happening across the world,” said Pandit Roopnauth Sharma, president of the Canadian Hindu Federation and a pandit at Ram Mandir, a Hindu temple in Mississauga. Continue reading