Catholics oppose mounting of Lord Shiva statue in Auckland

Published on May 11, 2015 16:38:38 PM
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A holy war between neighbours is fuming in rural Auckland over a statue of Hindu God, Lord Shiva. The catholic neighbours are describing the erection of the statue as bizarre and offensive.

Meanwhile, Hindus want the statue to be erected at the desired place.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who is also president of Universal Society of Hinduism, stated, "We urge New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Auckland Mayor Len Brown to protect the New Zealand Hindus with the same passion as they would have protected adherents of any other religion or non-belief.”

Zed stressed that Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion followers and comprises rich philosophical thought. It deserves the same protection accorded in New Zealand’s constitution to all the faiths.

If a Hindu devotee on his property had sought Auckland Council’s approval and geo-technical inspections before mounting Lord Shiva statue then it should be okay with everyone, claims Zed.

How could a Lord Shiva statue appear "bizarre”, "offensive” and "insensitive” to anybody, as reportedly alleged? Zed asked.
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