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Protest against video on Youtube denigrating sacred Hindu Deities, and Yoga

March 31st 2014 (Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada, Kaliyug Varsha 5116)

Status of protest: Protest in progress

Link to denigration: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJu7kC1V7vsycH4fV6Gjf9w

Appeal to Devout Hindus

Namaste to all the readers,

We have received complaints from several Hindus about the denigration of Hindu Deities, Dharma practices and Yoga on Youtube. Now a days, it has become a trend to denigrate Hindu deities and Hindus religious practices. Understandably, one devout Hindu has written to the person who posted these  videos on Youtube, bringing to their attention, the anti-Hindu nature of this denigration and that is hurting the religious sentiments of the devotees of Lord Shiva, the practitioners of Yoga, and millions of Hindus. However, the video is not removed even after protests.

In these videos, Hinduism is denigrated in following way:

  • Anything non-Christian is paganism
  • Calling sacred Hindu Deities (Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali) as satanic
  • Misguiding people by showing Yoga in poor light and calling it satanic and paganism
  • Misguiding followers of Yoga and Hindu Spirituality so as to divert them to Christianity

In light of this, we appeal to you to protest against this blatant and hateful denigration. Let us promptly register our peaceful, but educative protest by flagging the videos.

Click below to watch one of the denigratory videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqojd7wbw6E&list=UUJu7kC1V7vsycH4fV6Gjf9w

Devout Hindus are protesting lawfully by flagging and reporting the video on the Youtube!

Email: [email protected]

To register your protest, post comments and flag the following videos:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=miley%20cyrus%20vma%20satanic%20ritual%20controversy%207&sm=3

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJu7kC1V7vsycH4fV6Gjf9w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqojd7wbw6E&list=UUJu7kC1V7vsycH4fV6Gjf9w

Instructions to flag the video are given below.

How to Report Abuse:

  1. YouTube: Click on ‘Flag’ option (indicated by an image of flag) available below video
  2. Select “Hateful or abusive content” option under “What is the issue”
  3. Select “Promotes hatred or violence” from the pull-down menu
  4. Provide any comment in the dialog-box on right and click on “submit”

Email Correspondence of a Dharmabhimani Hindu with Denigrator:

From: Chaitanya Dev ‪<[email protected]>

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Subject: Urgent: Protest against denigration of Hindu Deities on YouTube video titled “Miley Cyrus VMA Satanic ritual”

To: Emmanuel Lokonga <[email protected]>

Namaskar Emmanuel,

In reply to your last email I have nothing new to share other than to ask you to refer to the first original email i sent you. That email clearly lists several points which explain how and why the videos are denigrating the Hindu Deities and Dharma teachings as well as Yoga.

I will wait for another 24 hours to hear back from you about whether you have made the decision to remove all the videos or not. However if there is no action or response from your side, I will need to contact Forum for Hindu Awakening about this ongoing denigration of the revered Hindu Deities and Yoga.

Devout Hindu

Chaitanya

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:43 AM, Emmanuel Lokonga ‪<[email protected]> wrote:

Hi there

Maybe you missed what I said earlier when I said I had no internet. Telus just came to my house and I’m officially back online. Now I am ready to listen to every point you have to make before I do anything anyhow. I need you to break down the video for me and explain to me where I have gone extreme. The video did get extremely good ratings and so I need you to give me valid points for me here. Thanks

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On Thu, 13 Mar, 2014 3:50 PM PDT Chaitanya Dev wrote:

Namaskar Emanuel,

It was paradoxical to see that you stressed the point of being concerned about the opposition a couple of times in your email but did not reply to or take action on any of the concerns raised by me related to the denigrating videos uploaded on your channel. How I came to know about the videos is irrelevant and the fact remains that these videos outright insult and defame the oldest religion, Hindu Dharma. Email correspondence is my only option. However, on your part the first step before replying to the email would be to immediately remove all the videos with malicious content related to the age old practice of Yoga and Hindu Deities. Such blatant denigrations pollute the minds of the viewers and the atmosphere at the subtle level as well.

I will wait for another five days for your reply and hope to see that the videos are removed from YouTube completely otherwise I will have to contact Forum For Hindu Awakening for further actions to stop this denigration of the revered Hindu Deities and Yoga.

Devout Hindu

Chaitanya

Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 7:51 AM

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: Emmanuel Lokonga ‪<[email protected]>

Subject: Attention: Protest against denigration of Hindu Deities on YouTube video titled “Miley Cyrus VMA Satanic ritual”

Hi there

I have been moving and I still have no internet connected at my house that’s why I’m absent from YouTube. If I may ask, how did you come across my content on YouTube. Are you a YouTube user? Do you have a YouTube account? It would be easier to speak with me on YouTube as the messages there come directly to my phone instead of my email. Currently I am still moving and do not have internet so if it is okay with you, please await my response. In all honesty I want to say thank you for showing me your concern. I listen more closely to opposition to better understand the point given. Do not feel at all that I am ignoring your email. I have been absent from facebook and YouTube for a good reason.

Again if u have a YouTube channel it would be easier to communicate with me through it. Thanks

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On Sat, 8 Mar, 2014 10:31 PM PST Chaitanya Dev wrote:

To Freedom_controversy,

I had sent you an email last week about your YouTube video series titled ‘MILEY CYRUS VMA SATANIC RITUAL’  which is directly denigrating Hindu Deities and Yoga. I did not receive any response to my earlier email and also noticed that the video series has not been removed from your website. Please refer to my email below for more details and immediately remove all the derogatory videos demeaning Yoga and Hindu Dharma published by you from all platforms.

I would be speaking with Forum for Hindu Awakening (FHA) to take further action about this denigration and to start a protest campaign.

I would appreciate your immediate response and action in this matter.

Sincerely,

Chaitanya

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: Chaitanya <[email protected]

Date: Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Subject: Attention: Protest against denigration of Hindu Deities on YouTube video titled “Miley Cyrus VMA Satanic ritual”

To: [email protected]

Freedom_controversy,

I came across a specific video series titled ‘MILEY CYRUS VMA SATANIC RITUAL’ on You Tube channel ‘Controversy7’ and was horrified to see you claim the sacred Hindu Deities (Lord Shiva, Goddess Kali) as demons and Hinduism/Yoga as being Satanic. How can the dance move of pop star Miley Cyrus sticking out her tongue at an award show represent manifestation of Goddess Kali? In another objectionable series you claim that ‘Yoga is good to begin with but leads to demonic possession’ and your outright insult of Lord Shiva as being demonic.

After seeing your videos I am deeply hurt to see your sheer disrespect towards the Hindu Deities and the mockery of the universal path of Yoga. In your explanations the core concepts of Hindu Spirituality are manipulated.

I believe that your explanation behind the videos appears to be misguiding the followers of Yoga and Hindu Spirituality so as to divert them to Christianity. You have insulted Hinduism by portraying it as Satanic.  I am sure you would not make a mockery of the Deities/Gods of other religions on your channel.

Following are a few points, among many, which are objectionable to me as a devout Hindu:

  • For you anything which is non-Christian is paganism.
  • You have twisted the definition of Yoga given in Wikipedia, which is a reliable source the world uses to know about anything, only to show Yoga in poor light. Wikipedia clearly states that the practice of Yoga gives permanent peace. However, you term it as paganism.
  • The sound spiritual science underlying Yoga can be experienced by anyone, is labeled as ‘Eastern mysticism’ only to drive away everyone from Yoga, as it originates in Hindu Dharma.  The increasing popularity of Yoga in the western world, resulting from the immense benefits gained by practicing Yoga, seems unacceptable to you.
  • You have manipulated and degraded Yoga with the sole intention of stressing that only Jesus can give you salvation. Does Christianity ask to you distort Hindu concepts and practices to propagate Christianity? Would you do the same about the concepts in Islam say for example? Thousands of westerners are turning to Yoga for the benefits they are experiencing.
  • Your claims are without any substantiating fact in the form of data or logic. How can one negate their experiences? If Yoga was to end up in demonic possession, would increasing number of westerners, who are mostly Christians by birth, follow it regularly and sincerely? As Christians they must be having faith in Jesus but they follow Yoga as they immensely benefit from it. In your video there is not a single example cited with scientific proof of a person suffering from demonic possession due to practicing Yoga.
  • In the free world one can propagate an idea or religion. However, this freedom does not give right to anyone to outright degrade another faith or religion (Dharma).
  • Conveniently you have taken points out of context from the teachings of Hindu Dharma. For example Shiva is the destroyer; in Yoga you lose body awareness so you connect it to an evil spirit.

Your blatantly false and derogatory allegations related to Yoga and Hindu Deities and Hindu Dharma have hurt my religious sentiments and in the past you have hurt many other viewers as well. Due to which you were restricted by YouTube, as per your own testimony in the video.

I urge you to immediately remove all the derogatory videos from all platforms which are demeaning Yoga and Hindu Dharma and apologize to all Hindus and followers of Yoga all over the world.

Devout Hindu

Chaitanya

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One Response to Protest against video on Youtube denigrating sacred Hindu Deities, and Yoga

  1. Pl stop this U-tube showing denegation of Hindu Deities and Yoga. The organisers are sinners and Almighty will surely punish them at some point. Pl ask for forgiveness and discontinue the showing

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