No respect for hindu faith under Labor Party governed Victoria as it propose ban on Swastika.
Opinion published by NRI Herald, 2nd September 2021
Victoria will become the first Australian state or territory to ban the public display of Nazi symbols. The proposed laws, expected to be introduced to state parliament in the first half of 2022 with bipartisan support, will prohibit the display of swastikas and other hate symbols in public spaces. The state attorney general, Jaclyn Symes, said on Thursday that the new anti-vilification laws, along with the banning of Nazi imagery, would “send a strong signal” to Victorians.
The proposed Victorian laws will not include the use of symbols for educational or historical purposes. Though it is still not clear if Australian Hindus will be allowed to use this symbol for whom swastika is a sacred symbol of faith.
The swastika symbol, 卐 (right-facing or clockwise) or 卍 (left-facing, counterclockwise, or sauwastika), is an ancient religious icon in the cultures of Eurasia. It is used as a symbol of divinity and spirituality in Indian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
Nazis appropriated Hindu symbol- Hooked Cross is not 'Swastika'
The Nazi sign is different. It's on an angle, always black or red, in big block, square lines
to this news which was shared by 10 news melbourne journo "Patrick Murrell" as breaking, one of the renowned Community leader Dr Yadu Singh tweeted:
Swastika is a sacred religious & an ancient symbol in Hinduism. To us, it has nothing to do with hate. It’s not Hindus’ fault that Nazis appropriated it. This symbol is frequently used by Hindus on auspicious occasions.
Nazi "Hooked cross" is NOT swastika. The word swastika has ancient Sanskrit origin and the usage of this word alongside Nazi symbol is disrespectful to hindus.The word swastika comes from Sanskrit: स्वस्तिक, romanized: svastika, meaning "conducive to well-being" . The usage of this sacred and meaningful word 'swastika' alongside 'Nazi-Symbol' is offensive to hindus.
Context is simple- It's structured hinduphobia in Australia.
On 2nd september 2021 PhD Scholar Sarah L Gates. Dharmic Ecology and Social Justice. Critical Cultural Studies. Decolonial Ecofeminism. Ecosocial Justice Advocate, tweeted:
The critical breakdown on why Hinduphobia in Australasia is not welcome in our Parliament, our Universities or our Media.
In this presentation Ms Gates has systematically presented each and every event in recent times including the rants of Australian MLC David Shoebridge in which he called VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad) a right wing extremist party and multiple such incidents where Hinduphobia is being streamlined systematically around the world including Australia.
In the end during the presentation of one of her slides Ms Gates Says:
"The propaganda is real in which they say that Hinduphobia is not real and if you stand against hinduphobia then you are called a terrorist is blatantly Hinduphobic"
She also warns with clear logical points that:
"I have proven that this is what is happening and it is raising hatred in the community and if you push and push and push on behalf of proxy agendas, It could lead to a nuclear war"
Anti-Semitism VS Hindus rights
Hindus have always been the best friends of Israel and Jews, Infact history tells us that Hindus are the only community who fought alongside Jews in the Battle of Haifa : When the Rajput cavalry charge in first World War liberated the city of Haifa. Not even a single Jew has ever been persecuted in India which is majorly a Hindu state.
Every Australian citizen has equal rights bestowed upon by the constitution but the rights of one community that too in approximate 700,000 numbers in present Australia to use their ancient sacred religious symbol can not be taken away from them at the behest of some political party to satisfy their political agenda.
Hindus are intelligent and sensitive enough to understand that "Hooked Cross" symbol of Nazi origin must not be allowed but Hindus must be given exception to use their own sacred ancient symbol without any ifs & buts and please stop calling the nazi symbol as 'swastika' because for the fact, it is not.
Australian Labour Party must rethink their decision and clear the air which is causing this deep concern among the Hindu Australians.