Teachable Moment for Australia: Hindus welcome return of Perth girl to school with nose stud

Teenager Sanya Singhal, who was expelled from Aranmore Catholic College (ACC) in Leederville (Perth, Australia), for wearing nose stud; has reportedly returned to school after about six weeks complete with her nose stud; and Hindus are calling it a “Teachable Moment” for Australia. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, […]

Western Australia Govt enquiring into suspension of Hindu student for nose stud

Upset Hindus have welcomed the enquiry into kicking out a Hindu teenager for wearing a tiny nose stud in a Catholic school in Leederville (Western Australia). Sue Ellery, Western Australia Government Minister for Education and Training and Leader of the Legislative Council, in a signed letter dated March six to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, […]

Upset Hindus seek suspension of Perth college principal for kicking out girl for nose stud

Upset Hindus are seeking suspension of the principal of Aranmore Catholic College (ACC) in Leederville (Perth, Australia), which reportedly kicked out a Hindu teenager from school for wearing a tiny nose stud. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged Western Australia (WA) Minister for Education and Training Suzanne (Sue) Mary […]

Hindus urge Reserve Bank of Australia to make upcoming $20 & $100 banknotes beef-free

Hindus are urging Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to produce beef-free $20 and $100 “Next Generation” banknotes expected to be issued in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Hindus worldwide are upset over RBA continuing with polymer banknotes which reportedly contained traces of tallow (rendered form of beef or mutton fat). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in […]

Zed urges Australian Hindus to help fellow homeless Australians

In view of the growing problem of homelessness in Australia, Australian Hindus have been urged to help the fellow homeless Australians. According to a recently released “The Essential Report” by Essential Research of Australia, about one third Australians “know someone who has experienced homelessness” and 42% worry “if my circumstances change I could become homeless”. […]

Hindus breathe a sigh of relief as Canberra peacock trapping plan is shelved

Hindus heaved a sigh of relief as the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government announced not to continue with Peafowl Management Plan, which Hindus denounced as hurting their sentiments as peacocks are revered and played an important role in Hinduism. Emma Thomas, Director-General of Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS), in an email to distinguished Hindu […]

Hindus denounce Canberra peacock trapping plan

Hindus are critical of Peafowl Management Plan of Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government, which talks about trapping and maybe euthanizing peacocks; stressing peacocks are revered and played an important role in Hinduism. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that ACT Government should show some maturity and find something constructive […]

Hinduism grew by 60% in Australia

Hinduism grew by 60% in Australia during 2011-2016, raising the numbers of Hindus to 440,300; according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) release referring to 2016 Census of Population and Housing. It was now the fourth largest religion in Australia after Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. Median age of Australian Hindus is 31, 92% live […]

Hindus shocked at Australia Advt. Bureau clearing insensitive ad despite worldwide condemnation

Hindus and others, who denounced the highly insensitive ad of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), are further shocked at Advertising Standards Bureau’s (ASB) reportedly green signal to apparently reckless marketing strategies of MLA, which had already upset Hindu and other faith communities worldwide. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, […]

Hindus urge blocking public funding of Meat & Livestock Australia for reckless marketing

Hindus are urging Australia Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce to halt the funding to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) for apparently reckless marketing strategies which have upset Hindu and other faith communities worldwide. “Producer-owned” MLA, which plans to invest $267.3 million in 2017-18 in research-development-marketing activities, is reportedly primarily funded by livestock transaction levy collected […]

India High Commission made demarche to Australian govt. about “offensive” lamb ad

The High Commission of India in Australia (Canberra) “have made a demarche to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Communication and Arts and Department of Agriculture bringing to their notice an offensive advertisement by Meat and Livestock Australia that hurt the religious sentiments of the Indian community”, according to its release. Distinguished […]

Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish leaders denounce Australian lamb marketing using religious figures

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish leaders have urged Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) to withdraw its “You Never Lamb Alone” video ad launched on September four, which they say trivializes various religious figures. This “new integrated campaign continues with the theme that Lamb is the dish that brings everyone together, with the creative content […]

Upset Hindus may launch boycott of Australian lamb worldwide if insensitive ad continues

Seeing the apparent stubbornness of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) continuing with its “You Never Lamb Alone” video ad launched on September four despite universal condemnation, Hindus may launch worldwide boycott of Australian lamb meat. With ads like this playing with the sentiments of communities worldwide resulting in boycotts, how long Australia would keep its […]

Upset Hindus urge Australia fightwear firm to withdraw battling Hindu gods rashguards

Upset Hindus are urging Gosford (New South Wales, Australia) based fightwear firm “Raven Fightwear” for immediate withdrawal of “Battle of the Gods – Hanoman v Ganesha” rashguards displaying images of Hindu deities Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman in a battle mode. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that […]

Hinduism, Fastest Growing Religion in Australia

Hinduism seemed to be the fastest growing religion in Australia in the span of last 25 years, increasing from 0.3% in 1991 census to 1.9% of the population in 2016 census, numbering at 440,300. According to information from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) release sourced from 2016 census and dated June 27; “No Religion” is […]

Upset Hindus urge Australia yogawear co. to withdraw Lord Ganesha leggings

Upset Hindus are urging Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) based activewear company “Flow Yoga Wear” for immediate withdrawal of leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be […]