British Asians or British Hindu?


HINDUS living in
Britain do not want to be described as “Asian”, according to a big study of the community.

 

Instead, they want to be known as British Indian, Hindu — or even Desi, a Hindi word growing in popularity with the young that means being rooted in one’s home country. At the time of the 2001 Census the Hindu population in
Britain had reached nearly 550,000.

 

The report, Connecting British Hindus, to be published in the Commons today, was funded by the Government and carried out by the Runnymede Trust and the Hindu Forum.  

It found concern about a “general assumption” that any brown-skinned Asian person was Muslim and shows that Hindus feel neglected, marginalised and misunderstood.

 

For full article

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2264215,00.html

 

Report can be downloaded from here

http://www.pickledpolitics.com/pictures/documents/connecting_british_hindus.pdf

 

When I looked on report and on article it’s seem like government is planning to do some thing for Hindu & Sikh community in UK which is in my opinion is correct and very nice gesture of UK government to help Hindu and Sikh community to easily integrate with British multi faith and multicultural society. Because when ever I listen or see, the government of
UK is much more concerned about British Muslims, because of this fact other so called Asian community feeling neglected. When ever you watch a program on TV or listen BBC channel about Asian community it’s always shows you Muslim culture, talk about Muslim culture that’s the reason in Britain today Hindu and Sikhs feels neglected and alienated.

 

Like for example if you go to hospital if you are Muslim you will be able to get Halal food, while if you Hindu and vegetarian (or say ‘Vaishnava Hindu) can’t eat food with onion and garlic, you wont be able to get food why? Because people in hospitals, don’t understand about our culture and traditions.  

 

Hindus in
Leicester are trying to build crematorium, but till now they haven’t got permission from council, while if you want construct a Mosque you will permission straight away right?

 

In Leicester Muslims can be buried in their own cemetery within 24 hours to fit in with their religious requirements, while Hindus have been asking for their own crematorium for 20 years. 

When government talks about racisms they talk Islam phobia and attack against Muslim community, I had never heard they talk about racisms again British Hindu and Sikh community why? Hindus and Sikhs are also targeted by some idiot’s racist’s people on every day basis. But no one talks about it? Reason is simple in my opinion, simple you shout and you get noticed if you don’t shout you won’t get noticed.

 


Britain is multicultural and multi faith country but it doesn’t mean cultural parity. Multiculturalism does give you space and right to follow your own tradition and culture.

 

So in end it about Identity among Hindus & Sikhs living in
UK and in other countries around the world.

 

Hopefully in future we will see some more efforts form governments to tackle this problem, which help Hindus & Sikhs community here to integrate with British society easily.

Sex attacker freed but he must say sorry in a letter.


Sex attacker freed but he must say sorry in a letter.

The “geeky” son of a millionaire who sexually assaulted a sleeping student was spared jail after agreeing to write a letter of apology to his victim.

 

Prashant Modi walked free from the Old Bailey yesterday despite admitting attacking the 22-year-old Swedish woman in his hotel room when she was “out of it”.

 

Modi, 33, had been facing 18 months in prison. But the Indian was given a six-month suspended sentence when the judge used new legislation to make an “activity requirement” on the defendant.

 

Modi lives in
New Delhi and his father Yogendra is the chairman of Great Eastern

Energy, an Indian-based oil and gas company.

 

For full article please visit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/08/11/ngeek11.xml

 

What a stupidity. So judge trying to say that if anyone doesn’t know about western culture can rape women and go for free? Tell me which culture says raping women is ok? Get a Man from any tribe he will tell you straight away that raping is wrong and it’s a Sin. I hate these sorts of rules and judgments. Every one knows even dumb person can tell you, if you Rape you will be jailed? Mr.Modi is rapist and he should serve the Jail sentence and Mr. Judge should be removed form his post

Letter by Muslim MPs and organisations


Leading UK Muslims have united to tell Tony Blair that his foreign policy in
Iraq and on
Israel offers “ammunition to extremists” and puts British lives “at increased risk”.
 

An open letter signed by three of the four Muslim MPs, three of the four peers, and 38 organisations including the Muslim Council of Britain and the Muslim Association of Britain, was greeted with dismay in
Downing Street. It has courted the MCB and several of the signatories, such as key Labour MPs Sadiq Khan (Tooting) and Shahid Malik (Dewsbury), whom it believes can shape Muslim opinion.
 

“As British Muslims we urge you to do more to fight against all those who target civilians with violence, whenever and wherever that happens.”

Full Article Please go here http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,,1843114,00.html

All these letters are rubbish. To me this letter sounds like a black mail. Why they cant simply condemned the killing and plotting bombs. What they had done by issuing this letter, its sound like to me, oh we feel bad but it’s not our fault it’s a fault of your own policy and thinking.

 

Urging Muslims to “fight against any one who is targeting innocents and killing civilians” any where in world. I would like to suggest one point which I guess would help in your cause if you really serious about it, then go out ask your entire Muslims leader to issue a Fatwa against terrorist’s organization. I guess its hard right? Reason is because some people well leaders of your community think they are not terrorist they freedom fighters?

 

I don’t know how you people or leaders differentiate between freedom fighters and terrorists. If you know little about Freedom Fighters then you shouldn’t be comparing all the terrorists with freedom fighters.

 

I would call Freedom Fighters defensive. Freedom fighters always fights inside of his country, they are citizen of their own country. Freedom fighters won’t destroy a whole country and kill innocents. Freedom fighter does not shield his face from the world.

 

Terrorists are offensive. They attack foreign targets in hopes of spreading their message or achieving a goal. A terrorist is a coward who covers his face from outsiders, fearing the response to his actions. Terrorist uses violent force against defenseless civilians. They do this in the belief that doing so will demoralize their enemy and make other civilians turn on their government.

 

If you read news paper you will find out the mostly people who are attacking in
Kashmir, Afghanistan,
Chechnya and in
IRAQ are outsiders. They are not the citizen of these countries, that’s reason people call them terrorists. It’s like an outsider is trying to invade your country.

 

I can name few places where you should urged your people and ask your leaders to issue Fatwa against terrorist organization and urged people not to show support organization who is involved in kill of innocents and civilians, Kashmir, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan and in Africa.

 

Show some maturity and Act leaders of your community and condemned the killings and bombing civilians place with out putting your own political agenda on first place at least for once.

 

It’s Just My Opinion. Any One Agree?

 

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