Hindus want Diwali, Holi added to restricted trading days list in Australia

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Nevada (US), Sept 14 (ANI): Hindus have urged New South Wales (NSW) government in Australia to add "Diwali" and "Holi" on the list of restricted trading days in the new law.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA), said that Hindu workers in NSW would like to be home on these days to celebrate the festivals with their families, friends, and the community.

Currently, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Anzac Day morning, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day are on the list.

Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, said that NSW was a diverse community including Christians (various denominations), Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jews, Baha'is, Taos, Shinto, Confucians, Zoroastrians, Aboriginals, Jains, non-believers, etc., and if given a choice, all of them would like to be with their families and loved ones on their festivals and NSW government should honor their feelings. (ANI)

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