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NCHT UK Launches Investigation into Parliamentary Prejudice

NCHT UK launches

Investigation into the existence of

Anti-Hindu Prejudice in the Legislative Machinery of Parliament.

Briefing & Discussion Document

5th August 2013

 

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“The meaning of institutional racism is complex. What it means is that an entire organisation, and its methods of operation, are designed in such a way as to discriminate against people of race or creed, leading to poor treatment, lack of job opportunities, poor career development and progression, and barriers to justice, fairness and equality.” http://www.diverseethics.com/article/research/racism


 

Introduction.

With the Government announcing the Timetable for the Caste Amendment Consultation, the NCHTUK announces the formal launch of its investigation into the influence of possibly racist anti-Hindu elements within the Parliamentary legislative machinery and the degree to which the House of Lords especially and the House of Commons are institutionally, prejudicially anti-Hindu . We are seeking to establish reliable and robust evidence on the prevalence and severity of such anti Hindu prejudice and have received significant information and evidence to justify this further, more formal, investigation.

In the words of Labour politicians, “even one case is sufficient grounds for legislation” and if it is established that a single case of such influence does exist and is beyond the scope of current legislation, we should quite rightly press for legislation.

Prejudice:-

  1. an adverse judgement or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts.
  2. a preconceived preference or idea
  3. the act or state of holding unreasonable preconceived judgements or convictions. Irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular group, race or religion.
  4. detriment or injury caused to a person by the preconceived, unfavourable conviction of another or others.

The Hypothesis:-

On the Basis of the NIESR report, which indicated that caste racism exists in the SIKH community (approx 90% of the cases indicating caste prejudice were SIKH), and based upon subsequent statements made by the NIESR Executive, it is hypothesised that some members of the Houses colluded to knowingly misrepresent the available evidence to Parliament and to manipulate the legislative machinery of Parliament to incite prejudice and religious hatred against the British Hindu Community. It is to be established whether, by abusing the protection of Parliamentary Privilege, Lord Harries and a coterie of prejudiced, anti Hindu Peers and Parliamentarians, deliberately conspired to permanently brand the British Hindu Community as being guilty of Dowry Killings and Female Foetus Infanticide and thus, by flimsy association alone, also guilty of perpetrating anti-Dalit, caste-prejudice based discrimination. With this association being permanently established as a characteristic of the British Hindu Community, it was a small step to then establish that this “inherently racist” Hindu community, needed to be summarily restrained by immediate legislation, without thorough examination of the evidence and without adequate consultation. This was to be achieved by creating an atmosphere of indignant outrage against British Hindus, sufficient to enable the rushing through Parliament of an amendment to existing legislation introducing Caste as an urgently needed protective term, critically without adequate definition.


Whilst considering the above hypothesis, noteworthy is the observation that it appears that this image of the British Hindu Community was accepted by virtually ALL of Ed Milliband’s LABOUR MP’s, not one of whom challenged this vilification or process, despite years of being loyally supported by the Hindu community and in all of those years, not having previously encountered this issue. All Labour MP’s voted enthusiastically for this amendment (bar a single abstention). Indeed, not only was it accepted, Labour MP’s rushed to fan the flames of Anti Hindu sentiment to ensure that this legislation passed as a matter of priority. Did Ed Milliband truly endorse this denigration of the British Hindu Community by requiring the use of the Labour whip to ensure that this amendment was passed?

The long standing democratic principle of “Legislation supported by EVIDENCE” was discarded under a deluge of emotional rhetoric and obfuscation and it would appear that an extraordinary attempt has been made by the Labour and Liberal Democrat Parliamentarians to move to a new legislative principle “legislation supported by on-the-hoof principle” alone. All politicians in both Houses who rallied around the “even one case is sufficient grounds for legislation” should immediately resign because if, henceforth, we were to apply this principle, why would the taxpayer need to pay such huge amounts to maintain the machinery of Lawmaking? We could consistently apply this mantra and as soon as a single case of any transgression is presented, automatically convert it into a Law. All of Parliaments elaborate lawmaking paraphernalia could be replaced by a simple website and the billions of pounds saved, put into perhaps, paying off students’ University loans This new principle is worthy of significant legal analysis and we welcome contribution on this particular point.

It is further to be noted that the Government, which had rejected this amendment throughout and which did not accept this representation of the British Hindu Community, attempted to resist this unsound and clearly prejudiced legislative initiative and process, until Vince Cable allegedly intervened at the (11th hour literally) and held the Government to ransom, requiring the Government to pass legislation, demanding that the Government confirm the above representation of British Hindus or risk losing the whole of the Enterprise Bill. Further evidence of Vince Cables’ and the Liberal Democrats’ involvement in this prejudicial, anti-Hindu intervention is also invited.

Bearing in mind that the above Legislative machinery has now embarked upon a Consultative process, as well as Commissioned research into the existence or otherwise of Caste-Prejudice based Discrimination in this country, it is of vital importance that this issue of institutionalised anti-Hindu prejudice be addressed as a priority. Failure to do so will undermine ALL further debate and progress on this issue and the British Hindu community, universally touted by ALL political parties as the epitome of multi cultural integration and accepted as a huge contributor to all aspects of British life, will have no option but to continue to challenge such prejudice, vociferously and in every quarter.


The purpose of this discussion document is to request evidence and contributions regarding the issue, but also to stimulate debate and seek clarity on the following issues raised by the activities of the above individuals:

  • In the 21st Century, is it possible for a House of Lords driven by anti-Hindu Racists to be permitted to influence legislation which affects Hindu’s?
  • Is it acceptable for possibly prejudiced Christian Peers (who together also form a Caste) who have a record of being supportive of religious prejudice (in the strict meaning of the word as defined above) to influence a supposedly democratic legislature, which has a bearing on other religious minorities in this country?

We are seeking evidence to support or refute the above statements of Parliamentary events. One thing is certain, if the same standard of care and quality of reasoning and evidence which was so recently used to vilify British Hindu’s as caste racist, were to be applied to our investigation, Vince Cable at the very least, could be deemed guilty of religious prejudice, under existing Race and Religious Relations legislation. There is again at the very least, a case to be made asking what prompted his so critical intervention, an intervention which was forceful enough to require the Government to execute such a hugely embarrassing policy U turn. Further we will be asking the Attorney General, Rt Honourable Dominic Grieve QC MP, to assess the degree to which due diligence was abandoned and legislative Parliamentary process perverted by the above intervention, seemingly motivated by religious prejudice.

All citizens, especially Hindu’s, agree to be voluntarily bound by Law’s which are lawfully introduced. If legislators and hence the very process of Legislation become corrupted by racist or religiously prejudiced bigots, this implicit principle is endangered. The long litany of illegal, dishonourable activities being placed at the feet of Peers and Parliamentarians is worthy of greater attention, if the dignity and integrity of the entire Legislative process is to be maintained.

It has now become almost commonplace for the mainstream media to broadcast that there are 400,000 Dalits in the UK and in the same media it is taken for granted that the remainder of British Hindus inflict prejudicial discrimination – indeed Labour MP’s are on record as stating that it is part of the Hindu psyche. The manner in which this was perpetrated is worthy of investigation and redress.

Prejudice is defined as an adverse judgement or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts. A judgement has been passed on British Hindus – it takes the form of the inclusion of the word Caste into the Enterprise Act, and the EHRC is now conducting a HINDU CENTRIC research project into a phenomenon for which there is insufficient independent evidence, despite the Rt Hon Minister Maria Miller stating that Caste is NOT specific to any one religion or community. Adverse Judgement prior to investigation is PREJUDICE and it is our hypothesis that this cannot have been a mere sequence of unfortunate co incidences.


An investigation is obviously necessary and since no else, not even statutory bodies funded from our taxes and which exist to protect British citizens including Hindus, from such institutional prejudices, appear willing to respond, the NCHT UK and other Hindu organisations have no option but to defend the rights of British Hindus to exist free of prejudice – this nation is our home and our children’s future AS HINDUS is in the balance.

British Hindus, members of the oldest religion on the Earth, custodians of the earliest and oldest recorded statements regarding the existence of Divinity and the Human relationship with Divinity, and the first civilisation to articulate the multi faith mantra “all humans are one family”, are widely accepted as being the most gentle, courteous, non violent community in all nations, wherever they reside. The National Council of Hindu Temples (UK), as the leading representative of Hindu Religious organisations in the UK, cannot permit such wholly unfounded denigration and vilification of our Community nor our Dharma, most especially by racists in Parliamentary, Political and Legislative forums, to go unanswered.

This document is being circulated to all British Hindu Temples, Hindu religious Community organisations and leaders, Parliamentarians and legislators and the wider InterFaith Commmunity leaders for input. Following a full and thorough consultation, the results will be published and presented to Parliamentarians in due course, broadly following the time frame established by the EHRC consultation. We will also be publishing A3 posters for members of our Hindu congregations in constituencies up and down the country, and a questionnaire for them to present to their MP’s, especially Labour and Liberal Democrat, for clarification of their personal and political position on the above.

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The National Council of Hindu Temples UK (NCHTUK) was established in 1978. It is the oldest Hindu Charity of its kind and one of the largest Hindu umbrella bodies. We link over 200 Hindu Temples and Faith Organisations and work with them for the benefit of the Hindu community as well as the wider British community, across all regions of the UK. To find out more about us click www.nchtuk.org

Our main focus is to support the Temples of the UK, their Management Teams and their Employees in their work of helping Sanatan Dharma (commonly referred to as Hinduism) to flourish so that all the people of the UK have access to the oldest, and many have called it the wisest and deepest, religious and spiritual heritage that humans have ever perceived. Especially dear to our hearts is the sharing of our ancient Vidya with youngsters and helping the Temples to inspire their congregations to actively explore their Religion and Heritage.

NCHT UK also advises and consults on matters relating to interfaith dialogue, community consultations and capacity building in Temples, and advises and challenges legislation and policies that may affect the Hindu Community in the UK.

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Hindu Christian Relations Under Scrutiny

Latest Update - 1st January 2016 - "Evangelism is Radicalisation plus Cultural Genocide"

British Hindu Religious leader speaking at Westminster Abbey charges the Church with Radicalisation & Cultural Genocide. Shri Satish K Sharma, General Secretary of the National Council of Hindu temples (UK) challeges the InterFaith model as a possible "ponzi scheme" designed to simply keep the majority religion in control by using public funds. (Please excuse the short period of audio unsynch!)

 

12th September 2015 - Before delving into the realities of the British Hindu Christian dailogue, it may help to take advantage of a scholarly preamble through the recent history which has moulded the Hindu concerns that the Church of England, with its history of deceit and exploitation is to be approached with caution, especially in the arena of InterFaith dialogue.

 

Having now set the context which has paved the way to the present, it is worthwhile considering the recent assault on WHOLLY innocent British Hindus instigated by the Christian supremecist  peer Lord Harries.

 

By way of introduction, the NCHT UK wrote to Lambeth Palace "sharing" concerns about the unashamedly racist Anti Hindu sentiments expressed by the Peers. The letter dated the 6th May is now published below for your information. An urgent meeting of the Hindu Christian Forum was called at Lambeth Palace and Satishji represented the NCHT UK and Sanjayji the AHO, at this meeting and our concerns were fully aired.

Immediately following the meeting, the NCHT UK wrote to Lambeth Palace to confirm the details of the meeting and this letter is also now published below.

The meeting led to a letter being written from the HCF to Minister Helen Grant and this too is published for your information.The letter is supportive of the need for a genuine Consultation and not a Parliamentary whitewash but it does not address the harm inflicted by Christian Lords and we are still waiting to hear from Lord Harries or his colleagues as to where the 480,000 Dalits are living here in the UK. A national search has so far failed to unearth their location.

Rest assured that as far as this particular issue is concerned, it is far from over. Unless there is genuine restitution in ACTION, all talk of British Parliamentary and Legislative Democracy is merely rhetoric.

With the AGM now very successfully behind us, the Trustees and Executive of the NCHT UK are preparing to launch a fuill investigation on the issue, the personalities involved behind the scenes, the undisputably "anti Hindu" intervention of Vince Cable at the eleventh hour, and the MP's in the House of Commons who have played Janus with Hindu interests, the face of  "sugar and nice" whilst interacting with Hindu Constituents, but a curiously anti Hindu face as soon as they enter the shadow of Parliament.....  The question is "Can the Church of England" be entrusted with safeguarding the ideal of InterFaith harmony? Before you decide please review the video below... (use the pause button to read some of the slides...) and then the letters beneath..

 

 

The NCHT UK's letter to Lambeth Palace

... the meeting that followed...

.... the Bishop of Bedford write to Minister Helen Grant

 

Investigations Update

Conclusion of Statutory & Compliance Investigations

As many of you will know, the Members of the NCHT UK removed Brij Mohan Gupta as President and "Dr Raj Pandit Sharma" as General Secretary at the AGM held in December 2012. Both were invited to attend the Meeting and given ample opportunity to respond to the "No confidence" motions but they refused and the motions were passed unanimously in absentia.
Instead of respecting the democratic will of the AGM of the Members of the Charity and retiring gracefully and with dignity, the two of them initiated a campaign of vilification and denigration on a scale which beggars belief. Only last week we were blessed with wonderful news and can now set about clarifying some of the issues in an attempt to repair the dreadful damage their actions inflicted upon the reputation of the Charity and its Officers.
We quietly, patiently and diligently bore the brunt of their defamation and denigration and continued the work of the NCHT UK, adhering to the best traditions of our Dharma and are now able to share with our members and the wider Hindu Community, details of what actually transpired.
Here are just some of the adharmic actions initiated by these two :-

  • Brij Mohan Gupta appeared on MATV and announced that he and "Dr Sahib" had been elected as President and General Secretary respectively knowing full well that this was misleading.

  • Defamatory, completely untrue emails were circulated to Government departments and also to many of the Temples in the UK, in an attempt to tarnish the reputations of the newly elected Officers,
  • Emails were circulated claiming that the Charity's Bankers were conducting a Fraud investigation,
  • The Charity Commission was advised that the Charities' affairs were being conducted in an improper manner and an investigation was initiated.
  • A false "NCHT UK" was established, complete with two unauthorised web site's
  • A possibly fictitious AGM was conducted and a "new Committee" publicised (several appointments were announced who subsequently wrote to us and confirmed that their names had been used without permission and that they weren't even at the meeting and in one case, the supposed newly elected Trustee was out of the country at the time of the false AGM!)
  • A High Court Injunction was sought to disrupt the legitimate AGM only last month (refused by the judge)
  • Only a couple of weeks ago, further ridiculous remarks were made, again by Brij Mohan Gupta on MATV, vilifying several of our most respected veteran Hindu community volunteers and more statements made which again were completely false.

It is the wish and hope of the Executive Committee and Trustees that once these details are freely available, the peerless standing of the NCHT UK will once again be restored, and that all Hindu organisations will join with us to preserve our Dharma, and to serve all Hindus in the UK, whilst continuing to adhere to the highest of our Dharmic principles.
To help this process, and in the spirit of transparency and openness we are pleased to make the following two announcements:-

    The Charity Commission wrote to us on Friday 12th July and confirmed that they were closing their investigation into the affairs of the NCHTUK. Not a single criticism or suggestion or recommendation was proposed by them and we are happy to accept this as complete exoneration and confirmation that we, the legitimate Trustees of the Charity, were innocent of wrongdoing or inappropriate process and have at all times acted within the requirements of the Law and good practice and our actions have therefore been totally vindicated. The letter is provided below and if further evidence is required, please visit the Charity Commission where additional confirmation is possible.

    The Charity's Bankers have written to "Dr Raj Pandit Sharma" advising him that they have reviewed the Charity's banking and transaction history and concluded that the record is spotless and that they will not entertain any further correspondence from him.

We would like to thank all those who gave us unflinching support through times which on occasion were truly challenging and look forward to closer relationships and to continuing our work together. We also pray that Paramatma blesses the two ex Officers with tranquility and wisdom.

The Lying Lords Video Series

The Lying Lords - The Living Diary of a Racist Offensive.

The Definition of Falsehood

1. a false statement; lie. fabrication, prevarication, falsification, canard, invention, fiction, story.
2. something false; an untrue idea, belief, etc.: The Nazis propagated the falsehood of racial superiority.
3. the act of lying or making false statements.
4. lack of conformity to truth or fact. untruthfulness, inveracity, mendacity.

The latest video release - How Racists create Racism - The Process initiated by Lord Harries.

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As the falsehoods broadcast by Lord Harries and his coterie of anti-Hindu racist Lords continue to spread into mainstream thought, we felt that this process should be recorded and publicised, not as a tirade or rant but as an experiment observing Hindu spiritual principles and Laws in action.

One of the central tenets of Hinduism is the ancient concept of "Karma" or as was plagiarised "as you sow, so shall you reap". This page is dedicated to observing this process in action specifically with reference to the anti-Hindu racist falsehoods and hatred which sloshed around the chamber of the House of Lords, ironically under the guise of a Caste Discrimination bill. If the Law of Karma is indeed valid, the scale of any such malicious and hateful act, "bad karma", determines both the scale of the response and also the speed by which it returns to the sinner multiplied 10 fold. Lets see.

Another Spiritual Law is "Truth is a Shield" and this too can be tested in this expriment. The Christian scriptures declare "Thou shalt not bear false witness", and the Hindu scriptures declared many millenia earlier that "That which is Real persists Victorious" and it will be most interesting to observe and monitor this process, especially in the context of the Lying Lords. Again, lets see.

The final question is "What are you, the reader, going to do about it? As Plato "The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs, is to be ruled by evil men."  If nothing else, share this page with others, inform others, Christians, Hindus and Sikhs and others because it truly affects us all. The policies of this group of racists make events such as the Woolwich tragedy inevitable - if you don't believe this, watch the videos.

 

For those of you who are newcomers, welcome. This is an ongoing development and so this article will not "finish" please scroll down to the bottom of the page if you wish to follow the chronology of events in sequence, the latest developments will be at the top.

The current videos are below, two more are undergoing final editing and we have received ideas and source material for at least three more, as well as an invitation to produce a Television documentary on this whole issue. Thank you to all of our contributors!

 

The video which started it all.... almost 20,000 hits and still climbing.

 

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The Fundamentalist Christian Lords take their anti-Hindu crusade "mainstream" ...

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-ministers-accused-of-reneging-on-pledge-to-end-caste-discrimination-8704049.html

 

The Independent in what must be the most incompetent piece of journalism and investigative reporting in the British Political and Faith arena in many years, announced to the world that in the UK there are 400,000 Dalits and that they are discriminated against by all of the other British Hindus. The article, more suitable for "cheap tabloid" fodder than for analytical commentary, gave 3 opinions all of which were anti Hinduism, even though their journalist Emily Dugan was in possession of balancing contributions from several sources, contributions which would have presented a fair and factual opinion... but no, cheap stunts prevailed.

 

NCHT UK and Multi Faith

Hindu Christian Relationship under scrutiny

 

By way of introduction, the NCHT UK wrote to Lambeth Palace "sharing" concerns about the unashamedly racist Anti Hindu sentiments expressed by the Peers. The letter dated the 6th May is now published below for your information. An urgent meeting of the Hindu Christian Forum was called at Lambeth Palace and Satishji represented the NCHT UK and Sanjayji the AHO, at this meeting and our concerns were fully aired.

Immediately following the meeting, the NCHT UK wrote to Lambeth Palace to confirm the details of the meeting and this letter is also now published below.

The meeting led to a letter being written from the HCF to Minister Helen Grant and this too is published for your information.The letter is supportive of the need for a genuine Consultation and not a Parliamentary whitewash but it does not address the harm inflicted by Christian Lords and we are still waiting to hear from Lord Harries or his colleagues as to where the 480,000 Dalits are living here in the UK. A national search has so far failed to unearth their location.

Rest assured that as far as this particular issue is concerned, it is far from over. Unless there is genuine restitution in ACTION, all talk of British Parliamentary and Legislative Democracy is merely rhetoric.

With the AGM now very successfully behind us, the Trustees and Executive of the NCHT UK are preparing to launch a fuill investigation on the issue, the personalities involved behind the scenes, the undisputably "anti Hindu" intervention of Vince Cable at the eleventh hour, and the MP's in the House of Commons who have played Janus with Hindu interests, the face of  "sugar and nice" whilst interacting with Hindu Constituents, but a curiously anti Hindu face as soon as they enter the shadow of Parliament.....  

 

The NCHT UK's letter to Lambeth Palace

... the meeting that followed...

.... the Bishop of Bedford write to Minister Helen Grant

 

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