Indian-American Congressman Flags ‘Coordinated Attack’ On Hinduism In US

Indian-American Congressman Flags ‘Coordinated Assault’ On Hinduism In US

Indian-American Congressman Shri Thanedar stated it was the “just the start” of coordinated assaults towards Hindus in the USA and urged the neighborhood to face collectively.

'This Is Just The Beginning': Indian-American Congressman Flags 'Coordinated Attack' On Hinduism In US
Indian-American Congressman Shri Thanedar flagged the surge in ‘coordinated assaults’ on Hindus in the USA. (File Photograph)

WASHINGTON (US): An Indian-American Congressman Monday warned of “substantial enhance” within the assaults on Hindus and Hindu locations of worship throughout the USA, warning that this “simply starting of a coordinated anti-Hindu assault”.

Talking at a press convention on the Nationwide Press Membership in Washington, Congressman Shri Thanedar stated: “Immediately I’m seeing in the USA a considerable enhance of assaults on Hinduism. A variety of misinformation is being circulated whether or not it’s on-line or in any other case.”

Notably, Thanedar, together with 4 different Indian American lawmakers – Ro Khanna, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ami Bera and Pramila Jayapal – had just lately written to the Division of Justice (DoJ) in search of an investigation on the latest surge in assaults on Hindu temples and locations of worship.

‘Only the start’

Addressing reporters on the presser organised by HinduAction, a non-profit physique, Thanedar rued the inaction by legislation enforcement companies who he claimed haven’t taken any motion towards these liable for the assaults nor arrested any suspects.

The Congressman stated it was the “just the start” of coordinated assaults towards Hindus within the US and urged the neighborhood to face collectively.

“Now we have skilled considerably extra occasions of this type in latest months. I’ve a sense that that is just the start of a really coordinated try towards this neighborhood and the neighborhood should stand collectively. The time has come and I’ll stand with you,” Thanedar stated.

Hinduism ‘intentionally misunderstood’

Shri Thanedar famous that Hinduism is a peaceable faith however continues to be intentionally misunderstood and in addition highlighted that the latest spree of assaults on Hindu temples has generated a way of concern among the many neighborhood.

“Having practised Hinduism, having grown as a Hindu in a Hindu family, I do know what Hinduism is. It’s a very peaceable faith,” he stated, including that it’s not a faith that assaults others.

“Nevertheless, this neighborhood continues to be misrepresented, misunderstood, typically intentionally so. I just lately joined 4 of my Indian-American colleagues to write down to the Division of Justice. You already know, one of many issues that we had was the rising assaults on locations of worship.

“We’ve seen these occurring in California, we’ve got seen these occurring all the way in which in New York and all throughout America. It seems to be a really coordinated effort to assault these locations of worship, which has created a variety of concern locally,” he stated.

‘Hindu neighborhood residing in concern’

Thanedar alleged that usually native legislation enforcement enters into these investigations and that the probe goes nowhere,” Thanedar alleged, including that it makes the neighborhood really feel as if they’ve no one who cares about them.

“That signifies that the neighborhood continues to dwell in concern. The neighborhood continues to dwell in an opposed scenario with basically no assist from legislation enforcement”, he added.

Thanedar asserted that there’s a have to coordinate efforts between the native legislation enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Division of Justice.

“The next precedence must be assigned to such hate crimes towards this peaceable neighborhood,” he stated.

“That’s what we’ve got requested the Justice Division to do and it’s time for the entire neighborhood to return collectively and make it possible for we demand equality, that we demand justice. We we won’t tolerate such hate towards Hinduism.

Thanedar stated he has launched a decision in the USA Congress on “anti-Hindu assaults”.

“By way of the decision and the letter that we wrote to the Division of Justice, we proceed to place strain on this administration to make sure that the Hindu neighborhood has a proper to dwell in peace,” he stated.

Utsav Chakrabarti from HinduACtion described it as a historic decision within the struggle towards “anti-Hindu crimes” within the US.

(With PTI inputs)


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