New York, Nov 28 (IANS) A global Hindu group has
urged leaders of the faith to end caste discrimination in their institutions.
The group, Navya Shastra, also said in
a press note that the Vedic chanting tradition should be opened to all instead
of being restricted to upper caste Brahmins. Jaishree Gopal, Navya Shastra co-chairperson, said:
"The only way to save the Vedic chanting tradition is to initiate sincere
members of all castes, ...
…resulting in a dwindling supply of Vedic experts. The organisation is lobbying Hindu leaders to implement caste blind initiation policies at an Acharya Sabha meet to be held in Chennai from Saturday.
… "Here we have a historic opportunity to declare to the world that Hinduism will reform itself for ever of caste discrimination," said Vikram Masson, Navya Shastra co-chairman.
"Hinduism, which is thousands of years old, has never had a significant
reformist movement," said Arun
Shastra adviser and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
"I believe the new millennium now offers Hinduism an opportunity to change
its ancient ...
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