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Anti-Muslim rhetoric preys on fear, poisons people in India: Padma Lakshmi

08:33 18 September 2022 Author :  

Indian American supermodel and author Padma Lakshmi recently took to Twitter to assert that there is "no threat to Hinduism in India" and protest "violence against Muslims in the country".

She posted the tweets in context of the recent communal clashes during and following Ram Navami.

"Sickening to see the violence against Muslims celebrated in India. The widespread anti-Muslim rhetoric preys on fear and poisons people," she tweeted.

She also shared news articles from international publications like The Guardian and Los Angeles Times about Delhi's Jahangirpuri clash and the violence in Khargone city of Madhya Pradesh earlier this month.

"This propaganda is dangerous and nefarious because when you consider someone less than it's much easier to participate in their oppression," she wrote.

Urging fellow Hindus not to participate in this, she wrote:
"Fellow Hindus, don't succumb to this fear-mongering. There is no threat to Hinduism in India or anywhere else."

She also asserted that "True spirituality doesn't include any room for sowing hatred of any kind."

"People of all faiths should be able to live peacefully together in this ancient, vast land," she also wrote.

Source: The Daily Star

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