Prime Minister Liz Truss
10 Downing Street,
London, SWIA 2AA
Subject: Need to urgently take suitable action against the continued violence against Hindus in Leicester and Birmingham by Islamic extremists and hoodlums.
Honorable Prime Minister Liz Truss
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council) is deeply concerned and alarmed at the ongoing violence in Leicester in which a large number of Hindus of Leicester, their places of worship, their cultural and religious symbols have been wantonly targeted and damaged by Islamic extremists and hoodlums. These violent, hateful, and extremist acts are entirely unidirectional, and unilateral. However, a strong but false narrative is being constructed that it is the Hindus of that area, who triggered this wanton violence, and are responsible for the same.
Here are some incontrovertible facts.
1. Several Hindus have been assaulted, and some of them have also been admitted to the hospital.
2. Numerous Hindu places of Worship in Leicester have been violated, and desecrated. In fact just today, violent protest has been held near a very prominent Hindu religious and cultural Centre in Smethwick in Birmingham.
3. Hindus are being terrorised to remove symbols of their heritage, traditions, culture, and religion and a few Leicester Hindus had, out of fear, to comply.
4. Many houses and properties of Hindus have been damaged. Many Hindus living in the impacted area have not sent their kids to school for several days now. Nothing of this sort has happened to Muslims, Islamic symbols or places of worships.
Hindus, by nature, are a peaceful and law-abiding people. UK-Hindus, who constitute a miniscule 1.5% of UK’s population have contributed significantly to their adopted homeland economically, culturally, and educationally. A very large number of UK Hindus are selfemployed and provide jobs to others. As an acknowledgment of our contribution to the UK, the Website : www.vhp.org, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]