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Shri Thanedar, 69, represents the 13th Congressional District of Michigan and is highly popular among Indian Americans across the country. (Reuters)

Shri Thanedar, 69, represents the thirteenth Congressional District of Michigan and is very well-liked amongst Indian Individuals throughout the nation. (Reuters)

Indian-American Congressman introduces decision condemning Hinduphobia within the US, highlighting contributions and challenges confronted by Hindu Individuals

A distinguished Indian-American lawmaker has launched a decision within the Home of Representatives condemning Hinduphobia, and different hate crimes in opposition to the group.

The decision, that Congressman Shri Thanedar launched on Wednesday, reads that Hindu Individuals face stereotypes and disinformation about their heritage and symbols, and have been the targets of bullying in faculties and on school campuses, in addition to discrimination and hate speech.

“…the Home of Representatives— (1)celebrates the contributions of Hindus and Hinduism to the US of America; (2)declares the US as a spot that welcomes the variety introduced by Hindu Individuals; (3)condemns Hinduphobia, anti-Hindu bigotry and hate, and intolerance; and (4)makes applicable copies of this decision accessible for distribution to the general public and the press,” the decision learn.

Anti-Hindu Hate crimes

The decision has been referred to the Home Committee on Oversight and Accountability. This decision comes as anti-Hindu hate crimes focusing on mandirs and individuals are yearly on the rise whereas in parallel Hinduphobia in American society is sadly rising, the decision mentioned.

Underlining that the nation has welcomed greater than 4 million Hindus from all corners of the world because the 1900s, representing numerous racial, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds, the decision asserts that the nation has drastically benefited from contributions by Hindu Individuals in each side of the nation’s financial system and each trade.

A few fortnight in the past, Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna, Thanedar, Ami Bera and Pramila Jayapal had written to the Division of Justice to request a briefing from them on the standing of probe regarding an alarming improve in incidents of vandalism at homes of worship throughout the nation together with at Hindu temples, to raised perceive present legislation enforcement coordination between all businesses.

Assaults on Temples

“Assaults at mandirs from New York to California have contributed to elevated collective nervousness amongst Hindu Individuals. Leaders from these impacted communities have expressed there are sadly “no leads” on suspects, leaving many to proceed to stay in worry and intimidation. Our communities stay involved about legislation enforcement coordination relating to these bias-motivated crimes, and they’re left questioning if there may be applicable federal oversight to make sure equal safety below the legislation,” mentioned the letter dated March 29.

“The variety of incidents and the closeness of the timing of incidents increase troubling questions on linkages and the intent behind them. It takes comparatively few coordinated acts of hate to create worry nationally inside a group that has typically been marginalised or uncared for, and we should work collaboratively to fight hate in opposition to all spiritual, ethnic, racial, and cultural minorities in America. “We due to this fact request that you just present us with an understanding of what the Division’s technique is particularly regarding hate crimes focusing on Hindus in the US,” mentioned the letter.

(With company inputs)


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