Religion News – Newsletter for February 28, 2011Monday, February 28, 2011
NEW DELHI – Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee invoked the gods Monday while presenting the budget for 2011-12, appealing to Indra, the god of rains, and Saraswati, the goddess of learning.
The invocation brought some levity in the packed Lok Sabha, listening attentively to the minister.
This is the sixth such exercise for the 75-year-old veteran …. Read the original article : here.
ISLAMABAD – A Hindu rights group is seeking action against an official in Pakistan’s Punjab province for refusing to provide security for the Shivratri festival next month.
Haroon Dayal, chairman of the All Pakistan Hindu Rights Association, told a television channel Sunday that the community’s repeated requests for security had been turned down.
Dayal demanded …. Read the original article : Pakistani Hindus seek security for Shivaratri.
ISLAMABAD – A Hindu rights group has demanded immediate removal of the district coordination officer (DCO) of Chakwal in Pakistan’s Punjab province, after he allegedly refused to provide security for the Shivaratri festival March 2-4.
The chairman of the All Pakistan Hindu Rights Association (APHRA), Haroon Dayal, speaking to CNBC TV Sunday, said: “The …. Source : Pakistani Hindus not happy with security for Shivaratri.