By Press Trust of India

The US of late has seen a rise in Hinduphobia which needs to be fought because there is no place for hatred in this country, Indian-American Congressman Shri Thanedar has said, as he joined a group of Hindu leaders and organisations seeking to fight this growing hate crime against the community.

Representatives of various Indian American groups met on Wednesday at the US Capitol during a meeting organised by HinduAction.

“We see a lot of Hindu phobia. We see California SB403 (the bill banning caste discrimination), and that’s just the beginning. The attacks on our temples and attacks on Hindus all over the world. That is one of the reasons why I decided to form the Hindu Caucus, Thanedar said.

For the first time in the United States Congress, we have a Hindu Caucus. Number of initiatives we are taking to ensure that people have religious freedom to practice their religion the way they want to and not be, we need to fight this phobia, bigotry, and hatred. Because there should be no place for hatred in America, no place for hatred against people’s religious rights. And so that’s what we are focusing on in Congress, Thanedar, a Democrat, said.

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