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Ashru : An exhibition on the atrocities against the Hindus of Bangladesh

Hindu Samhati & FACT (Foundation Against Continuing Terrorism - New Delhi) to organise Ashru : An exhibition on the atrocities against the Hindus of Bangladesh.Hindu Samhati & FACT will organise Ashru (tears), an exhibition on the shocking persecution that has been and is being inflicted against the Hindu minority in Bangladesh. The Exhibition shall be held from the 1st till the 6th of April, 2008, at Thakurnagar, on the holy occasion of the birthday of Sri Sri Harichand Thakur - a great social and religious reformer of the 18th century and the founding Guru of the Matuya Sect (a Vaishnav Sect). Every year a huge religious gathering and celebration, involving hundreds of thousands of bhaktas, is organised at Thakurnagar in West Bengal on the occasion of the birthday (Janma tithi) of Sri Sri Harichand Thakur.Below is the Pamphlet prepared by Hindu Samhati for this exhibition.English translation of the above leaflet:HINDU SAMHATI5, Bhuban Dhar Lane, Kolkata-700012.On the occasio…

Retire the Peacock and make Chicken the National Bird of India

From Taslima to Tibet, India proves chicken
Jug Suraiya

Instead of the peacock, India should adopt the chicken as its national bird. Apart from the fowl being the dish of choice, at least in the northern part of the country, our official response to various situations - ranging from the Taslima Nasreen controversy to the protests in Tibet - can best be described as chicken-hearted.
Forced into exile from her native Bangladesh by religious fanatics who didn't like her feminist writings, Taslima sought sanctuary in Kolkata in whose Bangla milieu she felt creatively comfortable. However, after street riots instigated by local goons disguised as religious zealots caused the Marxist state government to decide that minority-appeasing discretion was the better part of secular valour, the writer was bundled out of the city and taken first to an undisclosed hideaway in Rajasthan and later to Delhi, where she was kept in virtual isolation.
Made to apologise for her 'anti-Islamic…

Muslim outrage in Howrah - West Bengal

Source: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080311/jsp/bengal/story_9005340.jspShops & houses burn, bombs fly in Howrah clashA STAFF REPORTER Panchla, March 10: Over 50 shops were set on fire and several houses ransacked as two groups clashed with bombs and stones in a Howrah bazaar this morning. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been clamped in Panchla, about 30km from Calcutta.At least five policemen were injured in the clash and it took over 17 fire tenders about two-and-a-half hours to douse the blaze in several pockets of the sprawling market. A stone hit district magistrate Khalil Ahmed in the leg when he turned up at the spot. A crude bomb was hurled at superintendent of police N.K. Singh. He had a close shave. “Things are now under control, “ chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said late in the afternoon.The clash was the fallout of a trouble yesterday morning when Nasir Mullick turned up at Ashish Parui’s jewellery shop to pawn what he claimed was a gold bangle. Par…

Launch of Hindu Samhati – A Report

Launch of Hindu Samhati – A ReportWith incredible enthusiasm the new Hindu Social forum ‘Hindu Samhati’ was launched in Kolkata at the Bharat Sabha Hall (erstwhile Indian Association Hall) on the 14th of February, 2008. Belying all expectations the venue overflowed with supporters and activists and many willingly endured the entire 4 hour long session standing on their feet as seats were already filled up.The session was convened by Sri Tapan Kumar Ghosh and was conducted by Sri Upananda Brahmachari. Senior and prominent Hindu leaders from all over India attended this launch to address the gathering and to extend their support and solidarity towards the cause for which Sri Tapan Ghosh and his compatriots have instituted this forum. Among the distinguished speakers were Swamy Ashimanandaji from Dangs, Gujarat; Smt. Himani Savarkar, All India Secretary, Hindu Mahasabha, Pune; Sri Pramod Mutalik, Chief of Hindu Rashtriya Sena, Bangalore; Swamy Pradiptanandaji, President, Bharat Sevashram…