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Hindus tell Alabamans not to be scared of yoga – most yoga enthusiasts in US are non-Hindus – 😂

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Overwhelming majority of yoga instructors and practitioners in USA and Alabama were non-Hindus and they usually stayed non-Hindus sticking to their own respective faith traditions even after years of yoga practice; Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated after an Alabama yoga bill that would allow yoga in public schools ran into a roadblock on March 31.  Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged Alabama state senators to show maturity, wake-up to the needs of Alabama’s pupils and support introduction of multi-beneficial yoga in public schools ((banned since 1993).  Many Alabama public universities and city governments had already offered yoga and many Alabama churches had hosted yoga classes; reports suggest. Yoga was urgently needed to be incorporated in the lives of Alabama’s public-school students; Rajan Zed noted.  Read: Alabama bans yoga – worried that millions will convert to Hinduism… Zed …

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Alabama has a ban on yoga and saying “Namaste” – worried that millions will convert to Hinduism…🤦🏽‍♂️

Surya Namaskar pose yoga

The US state of Alabama has blocked a yoga bill that would have lifted a decades-old ban on the ancient Indian practice of physical yoga in public schools. This is after objections from conservative groups who feared that followers of Hinduism might start conversion amongst kids doing yoga. We wish this was an April Fool’s joke, but we respect the official window for news pranks, and a prank it ain’t. The Alabama Board of Education in 1993 had voted to prohibit yoga, along with hypnosis and meditation in public schools in the southeastern state. Last year in March, the Alabama House of Representatives voted 84-17 to pass the “Yoga Bill” which was moved by state legislator Jeremy Gray from the Democratic Party. The bill was then moved to the state Senate for approval, paving the way for it to become …

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Adam Habib ordered down from top UK university job over use of N-word

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In a meeting with the Student Union at the University of London, Habib used the n-word multiple times to make a point. This did not go down well, cascaded into chaos and as a result Habib was suspended as director of the University’s School of Oriental and African Studies. Chair of the SOAS board of trustees, Marie Staunton, said that they were also committed to taking action after student complaints that other lecturers had in the past used the slur without reproach. Staunton said that she had agreed with Habib that he would step aside while the probe took place. 1. I notice some individuals deliberately misrepresented a conversation in a student meeting yesterday. The video is deliberately cropped in a way to misrepresent. Unfortunately many others have rushed to judgement without the full facts. So let me explain what …

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Conclusion to the Revival Ministeries/Rev Joseph ‘Kavady’ case

Simeon Bradley Chetty and Reverend Llewellyn Joseph

Mediation was set up by the Equality Court (Chatsworth District) between Reverend Llewelyn Joseph of Revival Ministries and the South African Dharma Sabha and brought it to a satisfactory reconciliation. The Dharma Sabha put forward this case in 2020, supported by Indian Spice reporting and its own complaint, when statements made by Rev Joseph alleged that Kavady was a time when ‘that curse or those spirits are working in and through your home’. Both parties submitted to the Court that their religion support the nature of this mediation and peaceful settlement. Hinduism asserts that all religions are to be respected, intolerance not tolerated, forgiveness must be earned and apologies sincere; in turn, Christ exemplifies peace, reconciliation and forgiveness. Rev Joseph apologised unreservedly for his remarks, albeit taken out of context and professed great respect for the Hindu community as well …

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Tandav controversy: Amazon Prime, Director issue apology

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Amazon Prime Video that aired the controversial series Tandav, has issued an apology to anyone who felt insulted with the depiction of Lord Shiva in a play within the show by Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub. “Amazon Prime Video again deeply regrets that viewers considered certain scenes to be objectionable in the recently launched fictional series ‘Tandav’. This was never our intention, and the scenes that were objected to were removed or edited when they were brought to our attention,” Amazon Prime said in a statement. he Allahabad High Court on Thursday refused to grant anticipatory bail to Aparna Purohit, the head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video, in a case filed in Noida against makers of the web series ‘Tandav’ over the depiction of police, the Prime Minister and Hindu Gods and Goddesses. ‘Tandav Shiva apology’ A single-judge bench of Justice …

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Rihanna posts topless pic wearing Ganesha pendant: people furious

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International pop star Rihanna, who has been in the news ever since she tweeted about the ongoing farmers’ protest in India, is making headlines once again. The singer has come under fire for posting a topless picture featuring herself wearing a statement Ganesha pendant. The 32-year-old singer shared a picture on Instagram that features her in a topless avatar for the shoot of her lingerie brand Savage X Fenty. The songstress can be seen dressed in purple satin short bottoms. To complete her look, she donned several accessories such as bracelets, neckpieces, and statement earrings. However, what caught everyone’s attention, causing a massive outrage on social media, was her controversial pendant. Social media users noticed her sporting the a Ganesha pendant, after which they called out the star for disrespecting their religion. A user commented, “Stop wearing our GODS in …

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