DNA — Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in US Congress, has expressed concern over a series of hate crimes against Indian-Americans and asked the Justice Department to investigate all violent acts motivated by bigotry to promote a pluralistic society.
“I’m very concerned about this. It’s always dangerous to our people and our community when you have these violent hate crimes that are motivated out of bigotry,” Gabbard told PTI.
A three-term lawmaker from Hawaii, Gabbard was recently elected as the Democratic Co-Chair of Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans. “This is something that I urge the Justice Department to investigate and to continue to inform and educate people, and to promote a society that is a pluralistic society that respects people no matter their religion, their race, ethnicity, their social status in life or anything else that makes each of us unique,” Gabbard said.
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