Hindu prayer request denied by UK House of Lords

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Nevada (US), June 19 (ANI): Acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed's request to read opening prayer in House of Lords of United Kingdom has been denied.eplying to Zed's request to House Speaker; James Bowyer, Assistant Private Secretary to the Lord Speaker Baroness Hayman, wrote in a communiqui: "Prayers are set down in the Standing Orders of the House of Lords (the rules determining the House's procedures).

These are of the Christian faith and are read by members of the House, ordinarily one of the 26 senior Bishops of the Church of England. It is not possible therefore for your request to be considered."

On Rajan Zed's another request for the possibility of the Bishop/Member once reading the Hindu prayer supplied by Zed, Bowyer replied: "I am afraid this won't be possible. As I said, the prayers that can be read are set down in the Standing Orders of the House of Lords and these are currently only of the Christian faith."

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, has read the first Hindu opening prayer in United States Senate in Washington DC in 2007. (ANI)

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