Sep 29, 2017: Ahmed, a Muslim youth was arrested in Hamirpur on Wednesday for posting obscene and communally sensitive posts on Hindu holy textbooks through a fake account of Sundaram, former district coordinator of RSS student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). The incident angered the community in Maudaha, Uttar Pradesh.
Following the episode, Sundaram filed a police complaint after which Ahmed was arrested. According to Opindia, Ahmed admitted that he wanted to create communal tension among the community and start a communal riot in Maudaha.
Ahmed has also posted obscene posts on Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Yogi in the past and surfaced similar content on the various social media platforms.
Lately, a FIR was registered against a Delhi University professor, Kedar Kumar Mandal for his lewd Facebook post parallelling Goddess Durga to a ‘sexy prostitute.’
Another incident where seven Muslims were arrested in Chamba, Uttarakhand for ostensibly making fake profiles likely under Hindu names and passing obscene comments at girls on the social media platform. The accused identified as- Rizwan Khan, Salman, Mohammed Warish, Salman, Shabir Kasim, Abul Kalam and Mohammed Shabir – were charged with making obscene comments and disturbing communal harmony, mentioned the Amar Ujala.
Nowadays, Social media is used as a platform to propagate lies and false ideas. Muslim youths have been belittling Hindu religion and ideologies from a long time now to fuel communal hatred amongst the communities.
Dhaka, November 6, 2016: The idol of Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, stolen from a vandalised temple, was found in a mosque in Bangladesh’s Nasirnagar, six days after communal violence rocked Brahmanbaria district, even as a Muslim youth was caught torching a Kali temple in another area on Saturday, media reports said.
Police arrested Sumon Islam, after he torched the Satpai Kali Temple in Netrokona area on Saturday morning. Locals rushed to the spot, doused the fire and nabbed Sumon, who was later handed over to the police.
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Bangladesh police recovered the Lakshmi idol from a mosque in Bitui village, in Nasirnagar sub district of Brahmanbaria, acting on a tip-off by the imam of the mosque.
The idol is suspected to have been stolen during the October 30 communal attacks in Brahmanbaria, when a dozen temples were vandalised and around 100 Hindu homes ransacked.
Politicising the attacks, opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Vice-Chairman Hafizuddin Ahmed said the expulsion of three local Awami League leaders for their alleged involvement in the October 30 communal attacks proved the ruling party’s involvement in the attacks.
Ahmed demanded that the government set up a judicial inquiry to identify the real perpetrators and bring them to book, The Daily Star reported.
In another development, residents of Rishipara — a Hindu dominated locality — in Nasirnagar foiled an attempted attack on their homes on Saturday.
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Witnesses described the attackers as youths aged around 20 years, who fled on a boat on facing resistance from the locals, Dhaka Tribune reported.
This comes a day after several Hindu homes were torched in Brahmanbaria district on Friday, raising fears over growing communal tensions.
On October 30, a mob of around 3,000 armed Muslims attacked nearly 100 Hindu houses and at least 10 temples, vandalising and looting valuables.
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The attacks were reportedly in response to a Facebook post that satirised the Masjid al-Haram — a holy site for Muslims.
Police have so far detained 43 people over the attacks. (IANS)
Arun Govil ,Sumeet Tappoo and leading musicians from Indian film industry likely to attend the event
The world tour will kick start at FMF Gymnasium in Suva on September 23, and at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on September 25
Apart from Islam and Christianity, the major religion in the Indo-Fijian community is Hinduism
Sept 21, 2016:
“To be happy always is something which is difficult to achieve. That is to say, happiness and sorrow alternate in one’s life and there cannot be uninterrupted happiness alone.”
Two concerts focussing on the Hindu holy text Ramayana will be held in Fiji by the end of September, this year. Popular Arun Govil of Lord Rama fame in the Dayanand Sagar’s television series Ramayan, and Fiji-born singer Sumeet Tappoo likely to have collaborated to perform in the concerts.
Apart from Islam and Christianity, the major religion in the Indo-Fijian community is Hinduism and therefore a variety of Hindu festivals like Holi, Diwali are celebrated here. Over time, Fijians have open-heartedly absorbed these Indian cultures and celebrate them with great enthusiasm and fervor.
Hindu Holy texts- Ramayana and Mahabharata have entrenched a very important position in the lives of Fiji people, Hindu community in particular. The admiration for these Hindu epics have lead to a dedication through these concerts.
The concerts will feature Ram Katha by Govil and a Bhajan Sandhya by Tappoo and Govil will also speak about the stories from the Hindu book and its relevance and message for modern society while Tappoo with six leading musicians from the Indian film industry will be singing devotional songs (bhajans).
The source of entertainment for the people of Fiji are mainly Hindi movies and Hindi songs. A large number of video CDs, DVDs and cassettes of Hindi movies and songs are found in the common markets. Therefore it can be said that Indian Diaspora living in Fiji have found a home away from home.
August 25, 2016: Hinduism is believed to be one of the oldest religions on the earth and it has an astonishing amount of knowledge related to astronomy, medicine, mathematics, and literature and much more. Therefore, there is no doubt that Hinduism is the world’s oldest known modern religion.
Hindu text Vedas hold true to their Sanskrit translation- “knowledge” in every aspect of their being, be it knowledge of science or morality. The text does not hesitate to use the example of the smallest of insects to demonstrate the significance of life, and justice for every living creature.
The stories with a message of morality and good virtues through animal examples are abundant in all of the 300 versions of the Vedas, Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranas. Here are some of the excerpts from “Pashu”, a book compiled by Devdutt Pattanaik, who is an Indian physician turned leadership consultant, mythologist, author and communicator whose works focus largely on the areas of myth, mythology, and also management.
Human culture is essentially violent : towards plants, animals, men, women and queers. Vegetarian piety notwithstanding. We deny to cope.
After a rule of 36 years, the Pandavas along with Draupadi decided to scale the mountains and enter the Home of the Gods.
“If we have lived virtuous lives, the Gods will let us enter,” declared Yudhishthira, the Pandava king.
A dog, too, had ventured with them. Only Yudhishthira and the dog managed to reach the top of the mountain and stood before the gates.
“Only you can enter, not the dog” proclaimed the Gods.
“But as equal right, since he has come on the same ardours journey and has never faltered in his desire and diligence. The flesh may be different but the soul is the same. If he cannot come in, I will stay out as well,” argued Yudhishthira.
The Gods were pleased and blessed Yudhishthira for his righteousness. “The dog is ‘dharma’ and you have demonstrated your innate spirituality in recognising that all creatures are the same.”
Ramayana: Little squirrel who helped Lord Rama!
A little squirrel was labouring hard to help Lord Rama’s army built the bridge to cross over to Lanka.
It was laughed at by many others, but lord Rama picked it up and gently stroked it as a gesture of appreciation, and left the marks of his hands as stripes.
Mahabharata: Gandhari’s 100 sons
According to the legends, at the end of the war Gandhari is said to have lamented to Lord Krishna, whom she blamed for the death of her sons. She is said to have asked the Lord the reason for her sufferings. Lord Krishna replied that the law of cause and effect was the reason behind all sufferings.
He explained to her that long back in an earlier life, Gandhari had poured boiling water after cooking rice on the ground outside her kitchen.
An insect had laid hundred eggs there and all of them were killed. The mother insect cursed her that she too would have to endure the deaths of her hundred children. Another legend stated that Gandhari had crushed the eggs of a mother turtle, who cursed her with a similar fate.
Mahabharata: Sumukh and Gunakeshi
Gunakeshi was the daughter of Matali, Indra’s charioteer, who was in love with Samuka, a Naga (snake). Samuka and Gunakeshi couldn’t get married as Garuda, the eagle, was promised one Naga to feed upon each day as a truce so that he does not kill everyone, and Samuka was his next victim.
Indra, after being begged upon by Matili, went to Vishnu for help to save samuka. Vishnu ordered Garuda to spare the Naga boy. Garuda refused and vowed to remain hungry unless samuka was presented to him.
Vishnu placed a hand on Garuda, and as a result the eagle was unable to fly anymore. He begged Vishnu for mercy, at which Vishnu replied – for that you must show compassion to others—for that is how all life is sustained. The Naga was spared.