Hindu statesman Zed urges Iceland to allow its citizens to freely choose their names

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is urging Iceland to grant its own citizens the basic human right of naming their child as they wish. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that continuance of Icelandic institutions like “Personal Names Act”, “Personal Names Register” and “Personal […]

Hindus seek dedicated area for scattering cremated remains in Oslo

Hindus are urging Oslo City Council (OCC) in Norway to work on creating dedicated area in/around Oslo for the dispersal of the cremated remains over sea, river, lake or other body of water. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that areas in and around Oslo now had substantial […]

Hindus urge Malta to permit traditional open pyres till proper crematorium is ready

Hindus should be allowed to cremate their deceased on traditional open pyres in Malta till proper crematorium was built and available for usage; distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, stated in Nevada (USA) today. Although a new law allowing cremation was passed in Malta Parliament in May last, but a functioning crematorium is nowhere in sight. […]

Hindus seek retirement of “Dutch Black Pete”

Hindus are asking for the permanent departure of Dutch Black Pete (Zwarte Piet). It was time for the negative, offensive, racist and discriminatory caricature of Black Pete to vanish from the traditional festivities of Netherlands, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stressed in a statement in Nevada (USA) today. Country of Rembrandt and Van Gogh, which […]

Upset Hindus seek right to cremation in Malta as “burial hinders soul’s journey”

Worldwide Hindus are upset over Malta not having mechanism for the cremation of deceased Hindus, forcing the community to bury their loved ones in contradiction of their long-held beliefs. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Malta should show some maturity and be more responsive to the hurt […]

Hindus ask Europe to wake-up & halt worsening anti-Semitism

Shocked by the worsening anti-Semitism in European Union (EU); as the December 10 released survey by Vienna based EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) revealed; Hindus are urging EU to show some maturity and take some strong steps to put an end to it. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) […]

Hindus upset as Europe headshops sell cannabis paraphernalia with Ganesha images

Upset Hindus are urging European Commission to persuade various headshops of Europe to withdraw cannabis paraphernalia with images of Lord Ganesha and other Hindu deities, which they feel is highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha and other Hindu deities depicted were highly revered in […]

Zed urges Europe to eliminate prejudices against its Roma populace

Religious statesman Rajan Zed is urging for immediate end to apartheid conditions of European Roma in view of findings of the recent Pew Research Center (PRC) survey which concluded that “Roma widely rejected” in Central and Eastern Europe. The results of survey—“Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe”—in 18 countries state that […]

Hindus urge Norwegian brewery to not use Lord Ganesha image on beer bottles

Upset Hindus are urging Egersund (Norway) based Berentsens Brygghus brewery to not use Hindu deity Lord Ganesha’s image on its IPA beer bottles, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial or other agenda was […]

Slovakia’s new religion law, Hindus express dismay

Hindus have expressed dismay at Slovakia’s new law on religion, which they think is a setback to religious equality. Approved by Slovakia Parliament, this new law on religion reportedly toughens conditions for minority religions with small number of congregants to function in Slovakia. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, […]

Netherlands to train soldiers in Yoga


Hindus have welcomed Netherlands Ministry of Defense’s reported move to train their soldiers in yoga to effectively handle stressful situations and process traumatic experiences; and are urging all world military establishments to undertake yoga programs. Reports suggest that yoga teachers will train some Netherlands armed forces personnel to be yoga instructors with the goal that […]

Yoga classes at Paris airports (Paris-Charles de Gaulle & Paris-Orly airports)

Hindus have commended launching of yoga classes at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports; calling it a step in the positive direction. These classes, being offered till August 13 on Fridays and Saturdays, include yoga and breathing exercises in the boarding lounges of Paris-Charles de Gaulle (terminals 1, 2A, 2C, 2E, 3) and Paris-Orly (South […]

Yoga ban in a Sweden school

Yoga ban in a Sweden school.. Hindus have condemned reported putting a stop to yoga class in a Rydaholm school in southern Sweden and remarking that yoga is in league with the devil. Calling it a “step in the backward direction”, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, stressed that […]

Hindus welcome German football team adopting yoga

Hindus have welcomed world champion German national football team for reportedly incorporating yoga as a part of training in preparation for Euro 2016. It is expected that yoga will help the team in mental and physical relaxation and fitness, flexibility, concentration, performance, injury prevention, recovery after the game, stress management, etc.; reports suggest. Commending the […]

Hindus urge Rome & Paris museums to not display Barbie depicted as goddess Kali

Hindus are urging Rome and Paris museums not to display iconic Barbie doll as goddess Kali in their Barbie exhibitions, calling it highly inappropriate. “Barbie The Icon” exhibition at Museo delle Culture in Milan, which reportedly carried an Argentinean artists’ created Barbie portrayed as goddess Kali with a dagger and plate carrying a severed head, […]

Holi Festival in Brussels

Hindu “festival of color” Holi will be celebrated in Brussels, which is the headquarters of the European Union, on March 27. Brussels Mandir and Indian Cultural Center in Evere (Brussels), which is organizing this festival, is welcoming all to participate in the celebration. Joie de vivre festival of Holi welcomes the beginning of spring and […]

Hindus term Denmark’s seizure of refugees’ assets law as “absurd”

Hindus have strongly criticized Denmark’s proposal backed by its parliament to confiscate refugees’ possessions; calling it inhumane, despicable and absurd. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that impoverished refugees and displaced deserved compassion and welcome and not confiscation. Denmark was sending a bluntly negative and worrisome message to […]

Germany’s biggest Hindu Temple completes 13 years

The Hindu Shankarar Sri Kamadchi Ampal Temple in Hamm (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) has completed 13 years. Claimed to be the “largest Dravida Hindu Temple built in mainland Europe”, it was inaugurated on July seven, 2002. During its annual festival and chariot procession, attended by estimated 25,000 devotees from around the world, its presiding deity “Sri […]

“Hindu Prayer Room” sought at Zurich Airport

Hindus are urging for a designated “Hindu Prayer Room” at Zurich Airport, Switzerland’s largest and one of the world’s leading airports. Zurich Airport, which “regularly wins awards for its excellent services”, already has Christian and Muslim chapels and a mortuary. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that as considerable […]

Hindus urge Turkey to portray Hinduism appropriately in textbooks

Hindus are urging Turkey to portray Hinduism appropriately in its textbooks after a report indicated misleading information about Hinduism. A new study, “Compulsory Religious Education in Turkey: A Survey and Assessment of Textbooks,” sponsored by United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), stated:…only superficial, limited, and misleading information is given about…Hinduism. The study, quoting […]