Petition to State Legislators - General Consent

Tell State Legislators – Swastika is NOT a Hate Symbol!


Tell State Legislators – Swastika is NOT a Hate Symbol!
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Hitler never used the word “Swastika”, and instead used the same symbol, calling it Hakenkreuz, for the past 70 years, the Swastika continues to remain a vilified and maligned symbol. This must be corrected. Instead of censoring the symbol, we must celebrate the positive  history of it.

American Jewish Committee (AJC) working with the VHPA and other Hindu organizations in Washington, DC has produced a brochure titled, “Understanding Swastika, Use and Abuse of a sacred symbol.”  The AJC brochure quotes, the following from Declaration of the Second Hindu-Jewish Leadership Summit, held in February 2008, Jerusalem, “The Svastika is an ancient and greatly auspicious symbol of the Hindu tradition. It is inscribed on Hindu temples, ritual altars, entrances, and even account books. A distorted version of this sacred symbol was misappropriated by the Third Reich in Germany, and abused as an emblem under which heinous crimes were perpetrated against humanity, particularly the Jewish people. The participants recognize that this symbol is, and has been sacred to Hindus for millennia, long before its misappropriation.” 

To label the Swastika as a symbol of hate would be a grave insult to 1.8 billion Hindus and Buddhists around the world. It would be a grave insult to over five million Hindus in America and additional six million followers of Buddhist, Jain and Sikh followers who come from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, and contribute immensely to the community and economy. 

Today’s political climate demonstrates the importance of diversity and celebrating ones’ heritage. Maligning this ancient heritage would be a step backwards in promoting interfaith harmony and would lead to increase in hate crimes and Hinduphobia.  AHAD demands that the meaning and significance of Swastika be included in the educational curriculum so that the hate crimes against Hindus are not perpetuated.

April 15, 2021

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USA State Legislators, State Legislators - General Consent

Respected State Legislator,

Hitler never used the word “Swastika”, and instead used the same symbol, calling it Hakenkreuz, for the past 70 years, the Swastika continues to remain a vilified and maligned symbol. This must be corrected. Instead of censoring the symbol, we must celebrate the positive  history of it.

American Jewish Committee (AJC) working with the VHPA and other Hindu organizations in Washington, DC has produced a brochure titled, “Understanding Swastika, Use and Abuse of a sacred symbol.”  The AJC brochure quotes, the following from Declaration of the Second Hindu-Jewish Leadership Summit, held in February 2008, Jerusalem, “The Svastika is an ancient and greatly auspicious symbol of the Hindu tradition. It is inscribed on Hindu temples, ritual altars, entrances, and even account books. A distorted version of this sacred symbol was misappropriated by the Third Reich in Germany, and abused as an emblem under which heinous crimes were perpetrated against humanity, particularly the Jewish people. The participants recognize that this symbol is, and has been sacred to Hindus for millennia, long before its misappropriation.” 

To label the Swastika as a symbol of hate would be a grave insult to 1.8 billion Hindus and Buddhists around the world. It would be a grave insult to over five million Hindus in America and additional six million followers of Buddhist, Jain and Sikh followers who come from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, and contribute immensely to the community and economy. 

Today’s political climate demonstrates the importance of diversity and celebrating ones’ heritage. Maligning this ancient heritage would be a step backwards in promoting interfaith harmony and would lead to increase in hate crimes and Hinduphobia.  American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD), and the signatories of this letter demand that the meaning and significance of Swastika be included in the educational curriculum so that the hate crimes against Hindus are not perpetuated.

Sincerely,

The Signatories of the Campaign "Swastika is Sacred"

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533 Comments

Arun Goswami
Arun Goswami

This is sheer misappropriation of a sacred symbol of Hindu religion (which means peace and prosperity) to another symbol used by Germans. Just as a cross is not a sword kept upside down, Swastik is not Hakenkreuz.. This is a nefarious agenda motivated by political reasons to malign Hinduism because those who are misappropriating it know in all sanity that they cannot defeat Hinduism with right approach that is why they are using corrupt ways as they had always been using.

AMOL DESHMUKH
AMOL DESHMUKH

I agree with the petition

Rajesh Mangire
Rajesh Mangire

I am proud of Hindu & Hindutva which is the Universal Guideline fir Mankind on How to become A Good Human Being, who believes in Kindness, Social, help Human & Animals in the critical situation, it may be related with Health support, Natural Disasters, Financial support, Educational Help, Social Help. By this Hindutva is the Method on How to Live our Life, Life is God’s Beautiful Gift to us.

Lekkala JalandharReddy
Lekkala JalandharReddy

Hindutva only sees Entire world is one “VASUDHAIKA KUTUMBAM”

Hemant Kumar
Hemant Kumar

Those organizing the conference do not know anything or if they are intentionally holding such an event are traitors and enemies of india who get tons of money to hold the conference. The Hindus in Canada must protest and condemn the conference and expose the organizers antecedents

Naveen Sharma
Naveen Sharma

I am a Hindu

Rekha Reddy
Rekha Reddy

Save Hinduism

Anonymous
Anonymous

As a Hindu who grew up with the Swastika symbol as a key auspicious part of my life (without any of the hatred associated with the Nazi Hakenkreuz symbol), I request this misinformation about swastika be corrected.

Prasad S
Prasad S

I support Swastik as faithfulness in Hindu religion and has history of 10000+ years . Please donot compare to Nazi symbol which has only 70 years of history

Shivaram Sitaram
Shivaram Sitaram

I support this petition

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