Hindu couple challenges US fiat

Six Hindu organisations have joined hands in support of an American Hindu couple who are challenging a court order that forbids them from keeping cows on their property.

The six Hindu organisations are the Hindu American Foundation, Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Pursushottam Swaminathan Sanstha (known as Baps), Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, Arshya Vidya Gurukulam, Jaina: The Federation of Jain Associations in America, and the Pusti Margiya Vasihnav Samaj of North America (known as Vraj). Their Amicus brief has been filed in support of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) members Linda and Stephen Voith who live with their seven children in the village of Angelica in New York. A decade after joining ISKCON in 1977 and 1980 the Voiths identified a two-and- a-half acre property in Angelica and moved there with a handful of cows with the aim of operating a Vedic Cow Protection and Agricultural Centre.