India-American Lawmakers Carry Factor Of Temple Assaults In US, Ask For Briefing On ‘Hate Crimes In opposition to Hindus’

India-American Lawmakers Carry Factor Of Temple Assaults In US, Ask For Briefing On ‘Hate Crimes In opposition to Hindus’


Indian-American lawmakers have requested america Division of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a briefing on a surge in “hate crimes concentrated on Hindus” and vandalism of temples within the nation this 12 months, as according to a PTI file. 

There are 5 Indian-American lawmakers within the present Space of Representatives — Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna, Shri Thanedar, Pramila Jayapal and Ami Bera. This is without doubt one of the uncommon events when the entire 5 have come in combination on a subject. 

In a letter written to Kristen Clarke of the Division of Justice’s Civil Rights Department, the lawmakers stated: “Assaults at mandirs from New York to California have contributed to higher collective anxiousness amongst Hindu American citizens.”

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“Leaders from those impacted communities have expressed there are sadly ‘no leads’ on suspects, leaving many to proceed to reside in worry and intimidation. Our communities stay curious about regulation enforcement coordination referring to those bias-motivated crimes, and they’re left questioning if there may be suitable federal oversight to make sure equivalent coverage beneath the regulation,” they stated.

“The selection of incidents and the closeness of the timing of incidents elevate troubling questions on linkages and the intent in the back of them,” they added. 

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Of their letter, the lawmakers stated they seen an alarming build up within the incidents of vandalism in homes of worship around the nation, together with at Hindu temples and asked a briefing at the standing of investigations relating to those crimes to higher perceive present regulation enforcement coordination between native businesses, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Civil Rights Department.

The Indian-American representatives requested for a briefing “no later than Thursday, April 18th,” they wrote within the letter dated March 29 which was once launched to the media on April 1.

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