26 Jun 2013

HMSA Houston Chapter hosts third annual Hindu Sports Day 2013

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HMSA Houston Chapter hosts third annual Hindu Sports Day 2013
June 26th, 2013

June 26th, 2013 – (Houston, TX). Hindu Mahasabha of America (HMSA) aka Hindu Congress of America Houston chapter conducted its third annual Hindu Sports Day (HSD) at Hindu Tem-ple of Woodland (HTW). The event was hosted and supported by Hindu Temple of Woodland.

hsdThe idea was to engage Hindu youth in fun activities around the spiritual and moral guidance that is provid-ed by the temples. It was also aimed at providing youngsters with the chance to meet, interact and con-nect with others of similar cultural background.

This year Hindu Sports Day had six games categories including Spell Bee, Carrom, Chess, Table Tennis, Arts.

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Below are the winners in each category:

Arts (Elementary) : Amoga Prahalad (Gold), Minakshi Reddy (Silver), Anchita Shukla (Bronze) . Arts (Middle School): Adarsha Prahalad (Gold)

Chess (Under 18): Aryan Shenoy (Gold), Monica Balkrishnan (Silver), Anchita Shukla (Bronze), Amrita Gorthi (Bronze). Chess (Above 18): Amit Banerjee (Gold), Fabian Fer-nandez (Gold)

Carrom (Senior): Amit Banerjee (Gold), Murthy Gorthi (Gold), Carrom (Junior): Nitika Veludandi (Gold)

Spell Bee : Adarshia Prahalad (Gold), Amrutha Gorthi (Silver), Aaryan Shenoy (Bronze), Anchita Shukla (Bronze), Amoga Prahlad (Bronze), Arush (Gold), Smriti (Silver), Monica (Bronze)

Dilip Mehta, President of HMSA along with Rajendher Reddy, President of Hindu Tem-ple of Woodland congratulated and awarded the medals.

HMSA would like to thank Hindu Temple of Woodland for the excellent coordinating and assistance they provided for Hindu Sports Day. HTW management also acknowledged and appreciated the efforts HMSA is conducting toward Hindu unity, awareness and empowerment.

26 Jun 2013

HMSA Condemns Jihadi attack on unarmed Indian Military Personnel in Jammu

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HMSA Condemns Jihadi attack on unarmed Indian Military Personnel in Jammu
June 26th, 2013

June 26th, 2013 – (Wilmington, DE). Islamic Jihadist attacked a convoy of Indian military personnel who were returning after spending vacation with their family and friends. These young brave soldiers were un-armed when Islamic Jihadist came on motorcycle and started indis-criminate firing. This heinous culture of Islamic Jehad is deplorable and in fact during this phase Indian military was busy in providing relief to Uttarakhand and increasing security for Maa Vaishndevi Yatra.

2qThe attack proves again that Islamic Jihadist follow no rule, no ethics and act in gravest uncivilized manner once they get an oppor-tunity. HMSA request Indian defense ministry to extend AFSPA to entry points of transit areas and equip military personnel’s with arms as they enter transit points leading to such war zone areas to enable appropriate retaliation.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/8-killed-in-militant-attack-ahead-of-pms-jk-visit/article4846496.ece

16 Jun 2013

Dr. Subramanium Swamy talks ISI, Dawood, Corruption and Narendra Modi in Houston Visit

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Dr. Subramanium Swamy talks ISI, Dawood, Corruption and Narendra Modi in Houston Visit
June 16th, 2013

June 16th, 2013 – (Houston, TX). Dr. Subramanium Swamy visited Houston, Texas at ” INDIA AT THE CROSSROADS” presented by Hin-du Mahasabha of America (HMSA), Arsha Vidya Satsanga and hosted by Arya Samaj of Greater Hou-ston. The event was a success with 200+ persons in-cluding eminent Hindu community leaders presence. During his public address, Dr. Swamy informed audi-ence on contemporary trends impacting social, reli-gious and political dynamics in India.

dr.swamy hmsaHe mentions three negative trends and two positive trends that are under focus. One is rampant corruption which is un-dergoing in full push under the current UPA regime, scams like Coalgate, 2G and railways have impeded economic growth and there is prospective corruption set up in each and every central government deal. Re-garding foreign investments more focus is towards luxury goods production and investments for goods catering middle class and poor is less. Moreover cor-ruption fosters black money which is leading to seri-ous threat to India’s national security. With billion in black money which is being routed via Dubai via ha-wala brokers to international financial safe heavens, now since ISI and D–Company and has access to Du-bai financial systems Including hawala brokers, pri-vate financial data (account, amount and final destina-tion) of corrupt ministers is accessible to ISI and D– Company, as a result these politicians are fearful to speak openly and take stiff action against D– Compa-ny or ISI sponsored terrorism & other projects in In-dia, as they fear ISI will expose their black money data. Not only this but many of the 2G licenses (which were given at relatively heavy discounted price) to Indian firms, were later sold to foreign firms, some of which has ISI and Pakistani Muslims presence, for example the way Swan Telecom was later sold off UAE-based company Etisalat, whose majority board members are Pakistani Muslims. He emphasized fight against corruption has to be started from top execu-tives, top leadership at Central / State Government offices, if top leadership is corrupt free, downstream systems and process will fall in line.

He says that people of India are smart enough to un-derstand the problem and culprits and will revert back with strong ballot support for NDA. On Sanjay Dutt court verdict he said that the court verdict should have been stiffer as supporting Islamic underworld which resulted in Mumbai bomb blasts which killed hun-dreds of Indian’s is heinous crime against nation. He believes in zero sympathy, zero tolerance political policy for tri problems of Islamic Terrorism, Maoism and Naxalism. Another negative trend he mentioned is that Indian society sole focus is becoming more mate-rialistic whereas under Hindu Vedic and Sanatan Dharma the materialist progress of an individual should be kept in balance with social welfare. This trend of having whole focus for material well off needs to be arrested and diluted.

Another serious challenge is countering rapid conversions which is underwent in many eastern & southern states, work is underway to contain such conversion projects by pro Hindu forces. He states that Taliban considers India as unfinished chapter and is constantly conspiring to create havoc among Hindus and emphasized the strength of Hinduism who was able to sustain 200 years of Christian rule and 800 years of Islamic rule, still 80% India is Hindu in population. On Kashmir policy he states that not a single inch of Kashmir will be ever given to Pakistan and PoK is part of integral India. On Bangladeshi Muslim immigration he states that since 1/3 of Bangladeshis are in India, in that scenario 1/3 of Bangladesh land should also be integrated with India for equal adjustment or deportation of illegal Bangladeshi Muslims is recom-mended. But there are two favorable trends also, one is India’s growing young popu-lation which is talented, innovative and with good online education models and asso-ciated employment projects can educate and employ millions of young Indians, this will immensely help grow India. On agriculture he said that India is currently opti-mizing 33% of yield, India can optimize 100% yield as it can grow crops round the year and be a global leader in agriculture produce. He said China is running on ster-oids and prospective financial breakdown of Chinese economy is near in future. He is optimistic that India can have a growth rate of 12% and can be a developed nation by 2020 under good nationalist leadership. He requested Hindus to have a positive out-look for future and not loose hope but make correct move . He suggested ideology of keeping National interest should be above local and regional interest for the upcoming elections. India should check Chinese investments in Indian ocean area and foster good relations with Israel. For overseas Indians he suggested to support pro Hindu Organizations and work on projects that weakens political leaders who are corrupt and anti national. On question of some of Bollywood movies themes are targeted against Hinduism & Hindu Organizations, he said that’s an area of concern and should be carefully countered. On Narendra Modi he stressed that with an pro -agenda towards development, good governance and Hindutva —Narendra Modi led NDA victory is certain in next general elections.

18 May 2013

HMSA donates tents to Pakistani Hindu Refugees based at Jodhpur

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HMSA donates tents to Pakistani Hindu Refugees based at Jodhpur
May 18th, 2013

May 18th, 2013 – (Wilmington, DE). Hindu Mahasabha of America (HMSA) donates tents to Paki-stani Hindu Refugees based at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. A total of six tents were donated providing accommodation relief to eight families out of thirty three who are residing there. Along with HMSA two other American Hindu organiza-tions donated three more tents a day before. The donation event was coordinat-ed with help from Jodhpur Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal lead-ers. A total of thirty three families reside at this camp comprising of seventy children, eight women, and ninety men (approx.), as per recent update hun-dreds of more families arrived two weeks ago from Sindh Province of Pakistan. The exodus of Pakistani Hindus have exponentially increased in past two years after facing grave Human rights violation in Pakistan. More and more Hindu or-ganizations are uniting to help Pakistani Hindu refugees in India.pakpic

More consoli-dated data regarding relief effort can be researched at http://pakhindurefugeerelief.wordpress.com/. Along with relief efforts Hindu organi-zations are also creating awareness of grave human rights violations at federal and state levels at their respective countries including protests at Pakistani con-sulates to seek immediate Pakistani Government intervention in safeguarding Hindu human rights in Pakistan. http://protestagainstpakistan.com

HMSA previ-ously has also written to Jodhpur district col-lector to provide safe accommoda-tion. Efforts of Hindu organizations are creating impact, post which Jodhpur district administration allowed shelter to this group, local schools have also come forward to admit young children at their schools. These refuges and incom-ing new group desperately needs your help in terms of Groceries, Tents, Water Filters, Cooking Stove and Med-ical Check up.

If you or your organization would like to donate please contact Rahul Chandra at:  E-mail: rahul.chandra@hmsamerica.org.

15 Mar 2013

HMSA Condemns the Arrests of Tapan Ghosh and Hindu Samhati Activists

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Hindu Mahasabha of America Condemns the Arrests of Tapan Ghosh and Hindu Samhati Activists

March 15th, 2013 (Wilmington, DE, USA) – Yesterday Shri Tapan Ghosh was arrested from his residence in Kolkata, West Bengal, India under P.S. Case No. 52/dt 05.02.2012 u/s 295 A, 298 and 120 B (IPC), for reasons that are ambiguous. More than thirty-seven other activists including Mr Bikarna Naskar have also been arrested, in a matter of few days. Shri Tapan Ghosh is a leader for Hindu human rights both on National and International scale. Recently CNN—an American news channel published an article andinterviewed him at New York City (USA) on the great social service Shri Tapan Ghosh has been doing in West Bengal for like helping Hindus rehabilitate in riots hit area, saving kidnapped Hindu girls from Islamic radicals and donating grocery and items of basic necessity to displaced Hindus across West Bengal at http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-490900.

tapan_ghosh_arrest_march_14_2013Hindu Samhati’s efforts have been lauded by renowned human rights activists like Dr. Richard Benkin (USA), Dr. Gautam Sen (London), Swami Sanghatmananda (Bharat Sevashram Sangh), and Swami Tejasananda (Bardhaman) at a massive rally organized in Kolkata on 14th Feb 2013 to protest against continuous violation of cease fire from Pakistan and beheading of Indian Army soldiers. In USA, Europe, Australia and many other countries around the world people gather in thousands to hear him and his struggle to support-sustain and defend Hindu human rights worldwide. In 2012 at Hindu Memorial Day held at Houston, Texas, Shri Tapan Ghosh spoke about continuous human rights violations West Bengal Hindus are facing. His articles and blogs are given high accord at various national and international forums. His knowledge, wisdom and leadership qualities to serve Hindu human rights have been applauded by numerous international institutions. By arresting such a patriotic son of the soil, the administration has jeopardized the confidence of social service activist and has fanned human rights violations against Hindus in West Bengal by Islamic radicals. It appears to be evident that Shri Tapan Ghosh was arrested for an event (Jalabaeria) that he was 80 kms away from and that he has been arrested under statutes used to prosecute terrorists. This would be laughable if it were not such a serious mis-application of the law. Whatever Tapan Ghosh has done has always been lawful, peaceful and without use of arms, things that the Jihadi elements in West Bengal and the rest of India do not recognize.tapan_ghosh

Hindu Mahasabha of America (HMSA) strongly demands that WB Administration led by Smt. Mamata Banerjee to act swiftly and facilitate the release of Shri Tapan Ghosh and not allow this arrest to be a by product of political vendetta towards appeasement of radical Muslim groups before the Panchayat elections in West Bengal. HMSA seeks safety of Shri Tapan Ghosh and all the arrested youth during his arrest and assurance of good health during his captivity. HMSA plans to further protest against this arrest in America media and organizations and present resolutions reports of HMSA to US & Indian Human Rights Councils until safe release of Shri Ghosh. It’s to be noted here that Hindus voted for Trinamool Congress at recent state elections for a change in West Bengal not for suppressing their organizations and community leaders like Shri Tapan Ghosh.

 
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09 Jan 2013

HMSA Condemns the Barbaric Killing of Indian Army Personnel

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Hindu Mahasabha of America (HMSA) condemns the barbaric killing of Indian Army personnel and urges the Indian government to snap all ties with Pak and reciprocate militarily

January 9, 2013 – (Wilmington, DE). Hindu Mahasabha of America (HMSA) condemns the barbaric killing of Indian Army personnel and violation of LOC by Pakistan. The brutal and inhumane and unacceptable conduct by Pakistani troops is deplorable and violates all military code of conduct and protocols. First, under the disguise of fog, Pakistani troops enter Indian border along with Islamic Jihadists, later when Indian troops resisted for LOC violation, the Jehadi and Pakistani troops fired upon them and later beheaded them and took away the head back to Pakistan. Pakistanis ambushed the soldiers from behind, using khukri-type daggers to kill two Indian soldiers.

HMSA_PR_SOLDIERS_PICSThis action shows the immoral, inhumane and animalistic culture Pakistan army has which in one way is approved by their holy book Koran for non Muslims. The beheading of Daniel Pearl (reporter on February 1, 2002 and recent brutal killing of American ambassador in Libya display the brutality of Islamic regimes and their armed forces.

It’s the Surah in Koran that inspires this action which says –

Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.”(Koran, Surah 8:12)

Site_of_AttackSimilar barbaric torture was inflicted upon Captain Saurabh Singh IN 1999, when Indian Army received his body, his head was mutilated and fingers cut.

It’s important to note here that for Pakistani people, Pakistani Army and Pakistan Military, India is not an enemy, but the Hindus of India are their enemy, Pakistani don’t see Indians as Indians but all Indians as Hindus, who are unbelievers as per Surah 8:12, Koran.

HMSA offers it deepest and heartfelt condolences to Indian army for the supreme sacrifice given by Lance Naik Hemraj and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh for mother India. HMSA salutes these two brave soldiers and ask Indian establishments to snap all cultural, art, music and diplomatic ties with Pakistan. It’s a historical fact that whenever these Pakistanis have visited India, such inhumane attacks took place.


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11 Dec 2011

HMSA President Calls For Hindu Representation In Indian Parliament

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HMSA President Calls For Hindu Representation In Indian Parliament

Kolkata, (December 26th, 2011) – Shri Dilip Mehta, the President of Hindu Mahasabha of America, addressed a huge assembly of Hindu Samhati activists and workers in Canning, a suburb of Kolkata. He was greeted with the cries of “Jai Shri Ram” by the crowd, to which he quipped that Hindus should make use of the power of divine femininity, and exhorted them to change their slogan to “Durga Mata Ki Jai.” The entire assembly rose up on its feet to his exhortation by a thunderous battle-cry of “Durga Mata Ki Jai.” Shri Mehta told the assembly that the concepts of absolute and one-way Satya and Ahimsa, without appropriate visible deterrents at all levels, are causing great damage to the present-day Hindu society, and that in the ancient Hindu traditions all Rishis, obviously wedded to the principles of Satya and Ahimsa as part of the Dharma, were protected by weapons in their ashramas. It is the law of the nature that a bully will always go for the weak, hence we must do everything to be strong in all possible ways so that a bully does not feel encouraged. He added that Bhagwan Rama did not go on a hunger-strike in front of Ravana’s Palace, to get his Sita back. He trained and organized and strategized even as he remained true to Dharma to meet the challenge. Hence, a change in Hindu attitude is the need of the hour.

canning_2011_dilip_mehtaIn his address to the assembly, Shri Dilip Mehta outlined the current political situation in the country, and highlighted the fact that Hindus do not have a political voice in India. When Dr. Manmohan Singh had proclaimed that Minorities in India had the first claim on country’s resources, there was no opposition to his views in the Parliament. The principal opposition party had become hostage to the compulsions of coalition politics, leaving the Hindu majority without a political voice. Hence, all Hindu political activists must work hard to send a minimum of a dozen MPs to Lok Sabha under an explicit Hindu banner. This banner could be that of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha. There are two years left to the next Lok Sabha, and all Hindu political forces must coalesce to open the Hindu political account in the country’s parliament, so that whenever the next secularist Prime Minister goes out of his or her way to appease the minorities, at least a viable political Hindu protest could be registered in the Lok Sabha.

canning_2011_crowdFurther elaborating the political future of the Hindus in India, Shri Mehta said that the demographic situation in West Bengal, Assam and rest of Eastern India is getting worse by the day, and anti-national forces may cause another partition in the next 10 to 20 years. He added that doing social work alone is not enough, as political power is necessary for basic protection. Hence, all Hindu political forces need to unite towards a single purpose of attaining Hindu political power.

Shri Mehta visited and consoled several Hindu girls who were rescued by Hindu activists from the homes of Muslim goondas, where they were being kept against their will and raped daily by their abductors. Shri Mehta expressed shock at the insensitivity and helplessness of the local police in maintaining basic law and order, and compared the situation to Noakhali in 1947.

Pradip Parekh
Convener & Spokesperson
Global Affairs Committee
Hindu Mahasabha of America
Tel. 832-800-HMSA
E-Mail: pradip.parekh@hmsamerica.org
11 Nov 2011

HMSA Condemns Killing of Hindu Doctors in Pakistan

November 11th, 2011 (Houston, TX) – Mr. Pradip Parekh, Convener and Spokesperson of the Global Affairs Committee of the Hindu Mahasabha of America, on behalf of the organization, strongly condemned the killing of four Hindu doctors in Pakistan, and congratulated the State Dept for prodding the Govt of Pakistan to conduct the invesitgation and prosecution of the culprits involved in the killings.
The Hindu community in Pakistan,  constituting well over 30 pct at the time of independence in the region in 1947, is now reduced to barely one percent. The Hindus  constantly have to look over their shoulders lest they incur the wrath of the local Islamists for any perceived wrongs. The girls are often kidnapped, never to be seen again by their families.
The violence targetted against the Hindu community in Bangladesh too is similar and equally deplorable, and needs a speedy solution. We call on the State Dept to address Bangladesh also for these atrocities which are well documented.

It is a shame, however, the Govt of India chooses to remain unconcerned on this issue –  despite a long standing agreement between the two countries (the Nehru-Liaquat Ali Pact) and despite appeals from local people in India.

In our view, the fight against terror is not over until the culture of tolerance and Human Rights manifestly and fully prevails in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, the domino can really start from Saudi Arabia which only the USA can set in motion.  The three countries in reality are part of the same problem. The challenge before USA is considerable and we support the efforts of USA in seeking results.

Pradip Parekh
Convener & Spokesperson
Global Affairs Committee
Hindu Mahasabha of America
Tel. 832-800-HMSA
E-Mail: pradip.parekh@hmsamerica.org