I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 100,000 signatures by March 14, 2014
the White House will review it and respond!
We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.
You can view and sign the petition here: http://wh.gov/lQe04
Here's some more information about this petition:
*create a US Commission of Inquiry into Hindu religious studies in US academe respect civil rights*
We call upon Pres. Obama to institute a Commission of Inquiry into the status and practices of Hindu studies in US academe.
Repeated instances of insulting 'scholarship' couched as 'Hindu studies' cause tensions in the relationship between two sovereign nations: USA and India.
It is time to put an end to this theater of the absurd to sustain US leadership in academia the world-over.
Will Durant, American historian: "India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all"
See also link: http://bharatkalyan97.blogspot.in/2014/02/call-for-us-commission-of-inquiry-into.html
Namaskaram. Let the Deepavali light in US Whitehouse shine the world over.
tamaso ma jyotirgamaya
mrtyorma amrtam gamaya
Lead me from darkness to light.
Lead me from death to immortality.
(Brhadaranyaka Upanishad — I.iii.28)