Hinduism under threat : VSS-2005

via HK published on January 1, 2006

Karnavati (Ahmedabad) : Delegates of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) on Friday expressed concern over a threat to Hinduism from other religions outside India.


 


During the seven days Vishwa Sangh Sibir conducted here today, the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) – delegates said they have been fighting against defamatory actions against Hinduism.


 


Bhavna Upadhyay, a Norwegian member of HSS, claimed that Hinduism is under threat in Norway as it is a Christian country and there is a presence of Islam also.


 


“The media in Norway presents Hinduism in a negative way as it deliberately hides good things about the religion. In textbooks, they teach that Sanskrit is not the most ancient language of the world, Hindus worship animal gods and other incorrect things,” said Upadhyay, who studies engineering there.


 


Darshan Soni from the US informed that the organisation has been struggling there to revise school texts wherein there is often misleading and incorrect information regarding Hinduism. He, however, expressed satisfaction over the response from the authority that their plea was heard properly and suggested changes were made.


 


“There have been attempts to defame our religion all over the world. We raise our voice against that. We also feel it is necessary for us to know the basics of our religion, our culture. This workshop is of great help in this regard,” said Nilkesh Mehta, a delegate from Britain.


 


Pravesh Hardeen from South Africa expressed happiness at the workshop being conducted by the RSS here.


 


“This is an attempt to search for our roots,” said Hardeen, who has been regularly attending Vishwa Sangh Shibir since 1995.


 


Later addressing a huge gathering of RSS workers and supporters on the concluding day of the `Vishva Sangh Shibir 2005′ (VSS-2005), RSS Chief K.S. Sudarshan said India must guard against the US which was now trying to “lure” India to open it’s nuclear facilities for inspection and sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.


 


“Americans invaded Iraq only for its oil reserves. Today, it is trapped in Iraq. They are wondering how to get out from Iraq and so they want some nation like India to take it’s place,” he said.

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