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Rajan Zed
By Rajan Zed
president of Universal Society of Hinduism
President of Universal Society of Hinduism, Nevada, USA
Articles in this column
Let women pray like men at Jerusalem’s Western Wall
By Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism
As a Hindu, I urge protesters in Jerusalem to let Jewish women pray freely at the venerated Western Wall using religious rituals like men.
Women deserve equal and full participation and access in religions. (Full Story)

Gayatri Mantra opened Holocaust “Day of Remembrance” at University of Nevada
By Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism
Gayatri Mantra, considered the most sacred mantra of Hinduism, opened the “Day of Remembrance” at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) on April seven in remembrance of lives lost or altered by Holocaust and genocides around the world.
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Czech Republic. Congratulations to Milos Zeman
By Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism
I wish to congratulate Milos Zeman for winning Czech Republic's presidential election and I urge him to work towards ending Roma (Gypsy) apartheid in Czech Republic and Europe.

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Electing a Pope. Women will have no say in choosing the new leader of the Catholic Church
By Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism
115 Roman Catholic cardinals will soon hold a conclave in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City to elect a new Pope. The idea of men only electing amongst themselves the new Pope, as the biggest religious leader of the world, is simply “out of line” in this 21st  century. (Full Story)
Let us hail Julia Roberts’ firm devotion to Hinduism
By Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism
It was nearly two years ago when Oscar winner Hollywood star Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) confessed of being a “practicing Hindu”, and she seems to be sticking to it devotedly.
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Finland must end inhumane treatment of Gypsies
By Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism
Roma have reportedly been evicted from Kalasatama camp and are not allowed to camp on City of Helsinki property or sleep in their cars in the severe winter. (Full Story)
Historical atrocities on Gypsies should be included in Europe’s school textbooks
By Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism
Apartheid, atrocities, repression and persecution faced by Roma (Gypsies) in Europe for centuries should be included in the history textbooks of European schools.
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“Big Fat Gypsy Weddings” TV show “damaging” to Gypsies
By Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism
The new series of smash hit documentary “Big Fat Gypsy Weddings”, which is opening at Channel 4 of United Kingdom on February 14 2012, actually harm the already maltreated European Gypsy (Roma) community.  (Full Story)
Gypsy apartheid has worsened in Europe during 2011
By Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism
Maltreatment of European Roma (Gypsies) worsened during 2011 despite high-sounding paper strategies, conferences and funding to integrate them. (Full Story)
Probe urgently needed into segregation of Gypsy children in Czech & Slovak schools
By Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism
A disproportionate number of Roma (Gypsy) children are reportedly placed in special schools for mentally disabled in Czech Republic and Slovakia. (Full Story)
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