Thursday, July 13, 2006

VHPA Condemns Mumbai and Srinagar Blasts

To help the families of victims of these horrendous blasts, VHP-America is appealing for funds from the Hindu American community. Your contributions are tax deductible. You can write your checks in favor of VHPA with "Mumbai Blast Victims" in the subject line.

Please mail your contributions to:

VHPA
P. O. Box 441505,
Houston, TX 77244


You will get a receipt for your contributions. You can also contribute online by visiting www.vhp-america.org. For more information in this regards, please contact Girish Gandhi, at 973-580-8451 or email him.

*Note, the website is still awaiting updating but I received word from them that this should be done within the next 24 hours. To donate, all you need to do is click on the "Donate Now" section at the right hand side.

Press Release

VHPA Condemns Mumbai and Srinagar Blast Victims and Sets up Relief Funds for Blast Victims

Contact Information: Gaurang Vaishnav, vicharak@gmail.com , 732-744-0851

June 12, 2006

On behalf of Hindu American community of USA, Vishwa Hindu
Parishad of America (VHPA) expresses its deepest sympathies for the victims of most recent bomb blasts in Mumbai and Srinagar. More than 190 persons are officially dead and the number of seriously injured runs in several hundreds if not more. VHPA shares the grief of the families of the departed ones, and assures that Hindus of America stand united with their brothers and sisters in Mumbai and Srinagar in this time of their need.

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To help the families of victims of these horrendous blasts, VHPA is appealing for funds from the Hindu American community. Your contributions are tax deductible. You can write your checks in favor of VHPA with "Mumbai Blast Victims" in the subject line.

Please mail your contributions to: VHPA, P. O. Box 441505, Houston, TX 77244. You will get a receipt for your contributions. You can also contribute online by visiting www.vhp-america.org . For more information in this regards, please contact Girish Gandhi, at 973-580-8451 or email him vp_seva@vhp-america.org.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America strongly condemns these blasts. These are heinous acts of cowardice. This is not the first time that innocent people have been targeted by terrorists in recent years. The shootings in Akshardham, attempts to blow away Ramjanmabhoomi Mandir, communal riots in Mau, bombing in Delhi marketplaces during last Diwali season, bombings in Varanasi, and the recent explosions in Mumbai and Srinagar, all point to the fact that these acts of terrorism are not random, disconnected happenstances. A nefarious design seeking to terrorize and thereby, weaken India's resolve is the motivation behind these acts of terrorism. Unfortunately, the state and central authorities of India have been callous and blatantly negligent in terms of protecting acknowledging the gravity of the situation and actually doing something about it.

The government authorities must take notice, and act with a sense of urgency to rectify this situation. Unfortunately, till so far, all that the government has done is issue effete statements dipped in bravado, but bereft of any meaningful action, whatsoever. It is only action, concrete and focused, which will solve the pressing problem of terrorism rooted in Islamic extremism that India currently faces. We urge all concerned persons to register their protest with the Indian Embassy by expressing their outrage at the callousness of the Indian establishment in terms of its commitments to the protection of lives and property in particular, and national integrity in general.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council) of Americ (VHPA), founded in 1970 and incorporated in the state of New York in 1974, is an independent, nonprofit, tax- exempt and volunteer-based charitable organization serving the needs of Hindu community in USA. It aims to build a dynamic and vibrant Hindu society rooted in the eternal values of Dharma and inspired by the lofty ideal of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, i.e. the entire creation is one family.

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