Petition to Linda Hazzan

Cancel Hinduphobic Conference at Toronto Public Library co-sponsored by Ryerson University


Cancel Hinduphobic Conference at Toronto Public Library co-sponsored by Ryerson University
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The Hindu community of Canada has recently become aware that the Ryerson University and the Toronto Public Library have joined hands in holding an event on December 9, titled “Modi’s India: How Hindu Nationalism has Eroded the World’s Largest Democracy”

We are deeply alarmed at this attempt by two publicly funded institutions in Canada to allow their platform to be used to spread a false and concocted narrative about the vibrant democracy of India, a country with which a vast majority of the Hindu Canadians have deep emotional ties. This is nothing short of an attempt to promote a hateful and denigrating narrative against the Hindu community in the guise of sanctimonious pontification on India’s democracy.

The Hindu Canadians are a peaceful community, living in harmony with the society at large and making outsized contributions to all facets of Canadian life.

However, they are extremely concerned that such a malicious event, if allowed to go forward, will promote an atmosphere of hatred against them, and as such, represents a potential risk to their material and physical well-being. The Indophobia and Hinduphobia created by events such as this have led to bullying against Hindu and Indians in schools and colleges and physical violence against Indians and Hindus in North America as evident by violent gangs like Dotbusters in the 1980s and recent attack on a Hindu man of Indian origin in Kansas, USA

We, therefore, demand that:

1. This event must be cancelled immediately.

2. Ryerson University and Toronto Public Library issue an immediate apology to the Hindu community for the anguish caused by this blatantly Hinduphobic event

3. The University and the Library set up a program to train their employees and students to understand India, Hindu Dharma and Hindu culture to make them more religio-culturally sensitive.

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Letter to
Director - Toronto Public Library, Linda Hazzan
Secretary - Ryerson University, Donna Bell
Researcher & Managing Editor - CIC, Elliot Gunn

The Hindu community of Canada has recently become aware that the Ryerson University and the Toronto Public Library have joined hands in holding an event on December 9, titled “Modi's India: How Hindu Nationalism has Eroded the World's Largest Democracy”

We are deeply alarmed at this attempt by two publicly funded institutions in Canada to allow their platform to be used to spread a false and concocted narrative about the vibrant democracy of India, a country with which a vast majority of the Hindu Canadians have deep emotional ties. This is nothing short of an attempt to promote a hateful and denigrating narrative against the Hindu community in the guise of sanctimonious pontification on India’s democracy.

The Hindu Canadians are a peaceful community, living in harmony with the society at large and making outsized contributions to all facets of Canadian life.

However, they are extremely concerned that such a malicious event, if allowed to go forward, will promote an atmosphere of hatred against them, and as such, represents a potential risk to their material and physical well-being. The Indophobia and Hinduphobia created by events such as this have led to bullying against Hindu and Indians in schools and colleges and physical violence against Indians and Hindus in North America as evident by violent gangs like Dotbusters in the 1980s and recent attack on a Hindu man of Indian origin in Kansas, USA.

We, therefore, demand that:

1. This event must be cancelled immediately.

2. Ryerson University and Toronto Public Library issue an immediate apology to the Hindu community for the anguish caused by this blatantly Hinduphobic event

3. The University and the Library set up a program to train their employees and students to understand India, Hindu Dharma and Hindu culture to make them more religio-culturally sensitive.

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49 Comments

Arvind Shenoy
Arvind Shenoy

There is a conspiracy to defame Hinduism funded by Islamists and evangelists

Geetha Balachandran
Geetha Balachandran

Enough of these faculty and Universities getting blood money from Islamic jihadists and slander Hinduism falsely. This shows how uneducated this professor is for not understanding the bad difference between the two religion.

Dhruva Kumar
Dhruva Kumar

Intention behind is bad

Anil Chandramani
Anil Chandramani

I oppose bigotry against Hinduism

Dipak Patel
Dipak Patel

Hindu

Srikanth Mylavarapu
Srikanth Mylavarapu

People have understanding of India or Hinduism. Folks with no brain are organizing this event

Hemant Kumar
Hemant Kumar

Regret enemies and traitors are organizing the conference who have their own vested interests and want to patronize the internal traitors in India. They want to destabilize India economically. Cancel the conference sponsored by traitors and enemies of India.

Madhavi Hamroll
Madhavi Hamroll

Spreading Hinduphobia is against all a Canadian values and my Charter of Rights. This is hate speech!

Anonymous
Anonymous

I am a Hindu this conference attacks my faith so it must be stopped.

Manan Raval
Manan Raval

united states

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