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Indian Americans call for action amid rising hate and violent attacks

In a letter addressed to civic officials and federal, state and local law enforcement the diaspora organizations have urged them to take measures to ensure the safety of the Indian American community.

In view of the rising attacks on Indian Consulates and Embassies in San Francisco, CA, London, UK and Brisbane, Australia the Indian diaspora community in the U.S. has called on officials to ensure the safety of the community that is struck with fear.

In a signed letter a number of diaspora organisations have condemned the recent instances of vandalism and appealed to the community to be cautious of hate groups as well as report them to the administration. The initiative was by the 'Indian Diaspora Against Hate’, a forum that brings together Indian American organizations from various backgrounds (cultural, linguistic and religious) across the country.

According to a news release, the letter also urges the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice to monitor extremists activities, prevent hateful attacks and take decisive action against perpetrators of hate.

Commenting on the growing instances of the Hinduphobic attacks, Dr. Japra, Cardiologist and community leader said, “Many Hindu community leaders have been threatened and they even attacked my residence recently”

“Indian Americans are increasingly concerned about the lack of safety for Indian American institutions in the wake of these attacks,” Venu M, a Hindu Leader from California State Capitol Sacramento added.

The organizations in the letter welcomed the statement of the US State Department condemning the attack against the Indian Consulate at San Francisco. It also appreciated the statement of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, rejecting hatred and attacks on Hindu Temples.