Upset Hindus urge Australian online giant Kogan withdraw Lord Ganesh Beach Towel & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Melbourne headquartered eCommerce giant Kogan.com for immediate withdrawal of all six versions of beach-towel, sold at its subsidiary Matt Blatt, carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in […]

University of Sydney to “seriously” look into article in its paper ridiculing Hinduism

The University of Sydney (USYD) has assured to “seriously” look into an article in its student newspaper “Honi Soit” after Hindus protested calling it “unnecessarily disparaging and trivializing Hinduism”. Dr. Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor & Principal of USYD, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote:…I appreciate that this article […]

Upset Hindus seek apology for University of Sydney paper ridiculing Hinduism

Upset Hindus are urging for apology from The University of Sydney (USYD) for its student newspaper unnecessarily disparaging and trivializing Hinduism. It was highly inappropriate and insensitive for the newspaper of a public research university to blatantly belittle Hinduism, world’s oldest and third largest religion with about 1.2 billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought; […]

Hindus seek apology from Australia over mistreatment of “coolies” in 1800s

Hindus are urging formal apology from Australia for reportedly severe maltreatment of Indian and Chinese “coolies” during their indentured servitude in 1800s, many of whom were Hindus. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that a multi-cultural society like Australia should have apologized much earlier on this odious issue […]

Upset Hindus urge Australia jewelry firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha belly rings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Tweed Heads (NSW, Australia) based jewelry retailer The Belly Ring Shop (Tummy Toys) for immediate withdrawal of belly button rings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in […]

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, […]